Chamarande

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Chamarande
The château of Chamarande
The château of Chamarande
Coat of arms of Chamarande
Coat of arms
Chamarande is located in France
Chamarande
Chamarande
Coordinates: 48°30′48″N 2°13′03″E / 48.5133°N 2.2175°E / 48.5133; 2.2175Coordinates: 48°30′48″N 2°13′03″E / 48.5133°N 2.2175°E / 48.5133; 2.2175
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Étampes
Canton Étréchy
Intercommunality Entre Juine et Renarde
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Hélène Jolivet-Béal
Area1 5.74 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,088
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91132 / 91730
Elevation 62–155 m (203–509 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chamarande is a commune of Essonne department in the southern suburbs of Paris.

Inhabitants of Chamarande are known as Chamarandais.

History[edit]

Initially, this village was named Bonnes. In 1685, d'Ornaison family, the owner of the village and its château, gained permission from the French king to change the name to Chamarande. A later owner, the Duc de Persigny, was Minister of the Interior under Napoléon III and a financial backer of the building of the Paris-Orléans rail station in the village, today an RER C station.

Geography[edit]

The Juine forms the commune's eastern border.

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