Houilles

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Houilles
Town hall
Town hall
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°55′34″N 2°11′21″E / 48.9261°N 2.1892°E / 48.9261; 2.1892Coordinates: 48°55′34″N 2°11′21″E / 48.9261°N 2.1892°E / 48.9261; 2.1892
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Houilles
Intercommunality Boucle de la Seine
Government
 • Mayor Alexandre Joly
Area
 • Land1 4.43 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 31,142
 • Population2 density 7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78311 / 78800
Elevation 27–57 m (89–187 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.

Houilles is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is a northwestern suburb of Paris, located 14.2 km (8.8 mi) from the center of Paris.

Transport[edit]

Houilles is served by Houilles – Carrières-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

History[edit]

Until 2000, the command post of French Navy's Ballistic Missile Submarine Force was based at Houilles.

Victor Schoelcher, a French abolitionist writer in the 19th century and the main spokesman for a group from Paris who worked for the abolition of slavery died in Houilles on 25 December 1893.

A nursery school, a street and a statue carry his name. The house in which he died in 1893 is at 26 Avenue Victor Schoelcher. Houilles acquired the house in 2011.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Houilles is twinned with:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  4. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  5. ^ "Partnerstädte - Friedrichsdorf". Friedrichsdorf Town Council (in German). © Stadt Friedrichsdorf 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  7. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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