Montchauvet, Yvelines

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Montchauvet
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Montchauvet
Coat of arms
Montchauvet is located in France
Montchauvet
Montchauvet
Coordinates: 48°53′32″N 1°37′50″E / 48.8922°N 1.6306°E / 48.8922; 1.6306Coordinates: 48°53′32″N 1°37′50″E / 48.8922°N 1.6306°E / 48.8922; 1.6306
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Houdan
Intercommunality Pays houdanais
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Jacques Le Quéré
Area1 7.98 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 292
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78417 / 78790
Elevation 62–131 m (203–430 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 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.

Montchauvet is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

River[edit]

A small river named Ru d'Ouville traverses Montchauvet, passing through four other communes to a total length of 10.2 kilometres (6.3 mi). The Ru d'Ouville is a tributary of the Vaucouleurs which in turn empties into the Seine.[1]

History[edit]

A British bomber was shot down in the area of Montchauvet on June 8, 1944. The six men of its crew rest in the local graveyard.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandre (2010). "Ru d'Ouville(H3072000)". Eaufrance.fr (in French). Office national de l’eau et des milieux aquatiques. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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