Pommeuse

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Pommeuse
Coat of arms of Pommeuse
Coat of arms
Pommeuse is located in France
Pommeuse
Pommeuse
Coordinates: 48°49′02″N 3°01′02″E / 48.8172°N 3.0172°E / 48.8172; 3.0172Coordinates: 48°49′02″N 3°01′02″E / 48.8172°N 3.0172°E / 48.8172; 3.0172
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Meaux
Canton Coulommiers
Intercommunality Brie des Moulins
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Alonso
Area
 • Land1 12.80 km2 (4.94 sq mi)
Population (20012006)
 • Population2 2,741
 • Population2 density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 77371 / 77515
Elevation 55–146 m (180–479 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.

Pommeuse is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Demographics[edit]

Its inhabitants are called Pommesiens.

Geography[edit]

Pommeuse is located in the valley of the Grand Morin and on the northern bank of the afore-mentioned valley. Two rivers flow through the commune: the Grand Morin and the Aubetin.

The largest part of the commune is occupied by agricultural land, dedicated to the growth of cereals (mainly corn and wheat), and the farming of cattle. Part of the commune is wooded, notably along the banks of the Grand Morin and on the bank of the valley. A railway line links Pommeuse to Paris in 56 minutes and also reaches out to the town of Coulommiers.

Neighboring communes[edit]

The neighboring communes are :

History[edit]

The word "Pommeuse" signifies bridge over the Morin. The commune was previously named Eboriac and was at the junction of two Roman highways.

The Pommeuse fief was created in 1144.
There were four successive castles or manors. The first dates back to the 11th century, and allowed the lord to perceive a taxe from the people wanting to cross the Morin. This castle was located on a mound overlooking the feodal land. The second castle was surrounded by a mote fed by the Morin, and was severely damaged during the Hundred Years' War. The third castle build around 1480 was based upon a Renaissance type model. It was destroyed during the revolution and its occupants (the De Langlois family) guillotined. The fourth castle still inhabited to this day, was built from 1825 to 1830. It was upon recently still occupied by the De Langlois family.

Administration[edit]

List of successive mayors
Election date Identity Title
Data for the period before 2001 is not yet known
March 2001 Jacques Alonso Mayor

Demography[edit]

The population has doubled in 30 years, as it did in a large part of the east of the Paris area.

Demographic evolution
1975 1982 c. 1990 1999 2001 2006
Total population 1370 1518 1808 2476 2520 2741
Starting in 1990: Population without duplicates

Religious heritage[edit]

The commune is host to a twelfth-century church, and a more recent chapel. Pommeuse and the neighbouring village of Faremoutiers are united in one parish, itself part of the diocese of Meaux.

The abbot Jean Perrin (born 1912) has been the parish priest for 50 years. Mass has however only very rarely been celebrated in Pommeuse in the past few years because of the age of the priest.

Economy[edit]

A Pechiney factory used to exist by the Grand Morin, but was closed down, as a result Pommeuse is virtually devoid of industry. Economic activity is limited to:

  • agricultural activity
  • a chemists
  • a bread shop
  • a grocers
  • a paper shop
  • a hairdressers
  • a play school and an elementary school

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