Gisors

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Gisors
City as seen from the castle terrasse
City as seen from the castle terrasse
Coat of arms of Gisors
Coat of arms
Gisors is located in France
Gisors
Gisors
Coordinates: 49°16′52″N 1°46′38″E / 49.2811°N 1.7772°E / 49.2811; 1.7772Coordinates: 49°16′52″N 1°46′38″E / 49.2811°N 1.7772°E / 49.2811; 1.7772
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Les Andelys
Canton Gisors
Intercommunality Gisors-Epte-Lévrière
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marcel Larmanou
Area1 16.67 km2 (6.44 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 11,681
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 27284 / 27140
Elevation 47–142 m (154–466 ft)
(avg. 74 m or 243 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.

Gisors is a commune of Upper Normandy, France. It is located 62.9 km (39.1 mi) northwest from the center of Paris.

Gisors, together with the neighbouring communes of Trie-Château and Trie-la-Ville, form an urban area of 12,669 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a satellite town of Paris.

Geography[edit]

Gisors is located in the Vexin normand region of Normandy at the confluence of the Epte, Troesne and Réveillon rivers .

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,021 —    
1800 3,650 +20.8%
1806 3,277 −10.2%
1821 3,339 +1.9%
1831 3,533 +5.8%
1836 3,364 −4.8%
1841 3,624 +7.7%
1846 3,616 −0.2%
1851 3,653 +1.0%
1856 3,694 +1.1%
1861 3,654 −1.1%
1866 3,573 −2.2%
1872 3,834 +7.3%
1876 4,047 +5.6%
1881 4,362 +7.8%
1886 4,359 −0.1%
1891 4,462 +2.4%
1896 4,681 +4.9%
1901 4,861 +3.8%
1906 4,888 +0.6%
1911 5,508 +12.7%
1921 5,494 −0.3%
1926 5,564 +1.3%
1931 5,868 +5.5%
1936 5,867 −0.0%
1946 5,078 −13.4%
1954 5,670 +11.7%
1962 6,398 +12.8%
1968 7,329 +14.6%
1975 8,069 +10.1%
1982 8,732 +8.2%
1990 9,481 +8.6%
1999 10,884 +14.8%
2008 11,681 +7.3%

Transport[edit]

The Gisors-Embranchement station is the terminus of a Transilien suburban rail service from the Paris Saint-Lazare station.

Sights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradford Smith, The Foundations of the West - Course Material, Chapter 8 The Age of the Crusades - The Rise of France under Philip Augustus and of St. Louis Oglethorpe University, Summer 2000.
  2. ^ Nicholas Vincent, "William Marshal, King Henry II and the Honour of Chateauroux", in: Archives: The Journal of the British Record Association vol. 25, no. 102 (2000).
  3. ^ A Thirteenth-Century Minstrel's Chronicle, a translation by Robert Levine of the Récits d'un ménestrel de Reims, a thirteenth-century historical fiction, Mellen Press, Lewiston, 1990.

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