Mennecy

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Mennecy
The town hall in Mennecy
The town hall in Mennecy
Coat of arms of Mennecy
Coat of arms
Mennecy is located in France
Mennecy
Mennecy
Coordinates: 48°33′58″N 2°26′13″E / 48.5661°N 2.4369°E / 48.5661; 2.4369Coordinates: 48°33′58″N 2°26′13″E / 48.5661°N 2.4369°E / 48.5661; 2.4369
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Évry
Canton Mennecy
Intercommunality Val d'Essonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Xavier Dugoin
Area1 11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 13,448
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91386 / 91540
Elevation 42–97 m (138–318 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.

Mennecy is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

It is 33km south-east of Paris and crossed by the Essonne river. Inhabitants of Mennecy are known as Menneçois.

Geography[edit]

Mennecy is 33 kilometers south east of Paris-Notre-Dame, point zero from roads of France, 8 kilometers south of Evry, 6 kilometers south west of Corbeil-Essonnes, 11 kilometers north east of La Ferté-Alais, 14 kilometers east of Arpajon, 15 kilometers south east of Montlhéry, 19 kilometers north of Milly-la-Forêt, 22 kilometers south east of Palaiseau, 25 kilometers north east of Étampes, 31 kilometers north east of Dourdan.

Twin towns[edit]

Mennecy is twinned with the villages Countesthorpe in Leicestershire, United Kingdom, Occhiobello in Italy and Renningen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Famous people from the commune[edit]

Many famous people was born, lived or died in Mennecy:

  • Louis François Anne de Neufville de Villeroy (1695-1766), aristocrat who founded the factory of Villeroy.
  • Charles Symphorien Jacques (1724-1799), sculptor and faïencier worked there
  • Joseph Jullien (1725-1774), painter on porcelain worked there
  • Auguste Béhal (1859-1941), pharmacologist and chemist, he died there
  • André Beaudin (1895-1979), artist painter was born there
  • Jean-Jacques Robert (1924-2000), politician, and was mayor there.
  • Xavier Dugoin (1947- ), politician, was mayor between 1989 and 2001, before being re-elected in 2008.

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