Gometz-la-Ville

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Gometz-la-Ville
The church of Saint-Germain-de-Paris, in Gometz-la-Ville
The church of Saint-Germain-de-Paris, in Gometz-la-Ville
Coat of arms of Gometz-la-Ville
Coat of arms
Gometz-la-Ville is located in France
Gometz-la-Ville
Gometz-la-Ville
Coordinates: 48°40′18″N 2°07′30″E / 48.6717°N 2.1251°E / 48.6717; 2.1251Coordinates: 48°40′18″N 2°07′30″E / 48.6717°N 2.1251°E / 48.6717; 2.1251
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Limours
Intercommunality Pays de Limours
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Jacquemard
Area1 9.86 km2 (3.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,229
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91274 / 91400
Elevation 92–176 m (302–577 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.

Gometz-la-Ville is a French communes in the Essonne department in the southern suburbs of Paris (25 km) from the center of Paris.

Inhabitant of Gometz-la-Ville are named Gometziens.

Geography[edit]

The village is near Les Ulis, Limours, Gif-sur-Yvette and Gometz-le-Châtel, along the old road from Paris to Chartres, crossing the Hurepoix.

History[edit]

  • A train line was built between Paris to Chartres, created by Gallardon, at the beginning of the 20th Century, with a station in the nearby town of Gometz-le-Châtel. It was used from 1931 to 1939, but there is no traffic nowadays. Paris RER, B line, serves the village today. (Bures-sur-Yvette (Paris RER) or La Hacquinière (Paris RER) + Buses).
  • An experimental Aérotrain was built, from Gometz-le-Châtel to Rambouillet, for test, from 1966 to 1977, from a creation of Jean Bertin (train engineer). This project was stopped, for TGV's one, using rightnow.

Places to see[edit]

  • Saint-Germain's church built during the 12th Century.

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