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Marly-la-Ville is located in France
Coordinates: 49°04′54″N 2°30′01″E / 49.0817°N 2.5003°E / 49.0817; 2.5003Coordinates: 49°04′54″N 2°30′01″E / 49.0817°N 2.5003°E / 49.0817; 2.5003
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Luzarches
Intercommunality Roissy Porte de France
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Specq
 • Land1 8.62 km2 (3.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 5,592
 • Population2 density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95371 / 95670

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.

Marly-la-Ville is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.


Thomas-François Dalibard lived at 15 rue du Colonel Fabien, a classical eighteenth century mansion. He was a naturalist and a disciple of Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon. He translated and published the works of Carl Linnaeus thus introducing Linnaean nomenclature in France. Also a devoted physicist, he tested the experimental ideas of Benjamin Franklin at his house, completing the first capture electrical charge from lightning. Thus, the lightning rod was born at Marly-la-Ville.[1]

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  1. ^ Cf. En pays de France, op. cit., p. 483-484.

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