Le Puiset

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Le Puiset
Coat of arms of Le Puiset
Coat of arms
Le Puiset is located in France
Le Puiset
Le Puiset
Coordinates: 48°12′33″N 1°51′58″E / 48.2092°N 1.8661°E / 48.2092; 1.8661Coordinates: 48°12′33″N 1°51′58″E / 48.2092°N 1.8661°E / 48.2092; 1.8661
Country France
Region Centre
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Chartres
Canton Janville
Intercommunality Beauce de Janville
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Martial Chevallier
Area1 7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 407
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 28311 / 28310
Elevation 132–150 m (433–492 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 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.

Le Puiset is a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 375 —    
1968 398 +6.1%
1975 367 −7.8%
1982 377 +2.7%
1990 365 −3.2%
1999 371 +1.6%
2008 407 +9.7%

Medieval lordship[edit]

In the Middle Ages it was the site of a lordship within the County of Blois and Chartres. The lords descended from the counts of Breteuil, and often also held the position of viscount of Chartres. They participated in the Norman Conquest and the crusades of the 12th century, and were cousins of the dynasty of the Kings of Jerusalem.

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