Roissy-en-France

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Roissy-en-France
Saint Eloi
Saint Eloi
Coat of arms of Roissy-en-France
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 49°00′18″N 2°31′08″E / 49.0050°N 2.5189°E / 49.0050; 2.5189Coordinates: 49°00′18″N 2°31′08″E / 49.0050°N 2.5189°E / 49.0050; 2.5189
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Gonesse
Intercommunality Roissy Porte de France
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Toulouse
Area1 14.09 km2 (5.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,561
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95527 / 95700

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.

Roissy-en-France (French pronunciation: ​[ʁwasi ɑ̃ fʁɑ̃s]; colloquially simply called Roissy) is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France, in the Val d'Oise department. It is located 20.7 km (12.9 mi) from the center of Paris.

One-quarter of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (France's main airport), but none of the terminals, are located on the territory of the commune of Roissy-en-France, which gave its original name to the airport. Later renamed Charles de Gaulle Airport, the airport is still commonly referred to as Roissy Airport in France. The rest of the airport lies on the territory of the commune of Tremblay-en-France and several other communes.

Name[edit]

In the name Roissy-en-France, "France" does not refer to the country of France, but it refers to an area (pays) of the historical province called the Île de France, known as the pays de France. Île-de-France was made up of several pays: the pays de France, Parisis, Mantois, Hurepoix, and so on. Pays de France was the fertile plain located immediately north of the city of Paris, with the city of Saint-Denis at its centre. Pays de France is now almost entirely built-up, being covered by the northern suburbs of Paris. Pays de France is also known as the plaine de France ("plain of France"), and the name of this old pays still appears in the name of some communes in the northern suburbs of Paris, such as Roissy-en-France (which literally means "Roissy in the pays de France").

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Roissy-en-France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
7.7
(45.9)
11.6
(52.9)
14.9
(58.8)
18.9
(66)
22.0
(71.6)
24.7
(76.5)
24.6
(76.3)
20.7
(69.3)
16.0
(60.8)
10.3
(50.5)
7.0
(44.6)
15.42
(59.76)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
1.7
(35.1)
4.2
(39.6)
6.1
(43)
9.8
(49.6)
12.6
(54.7)
14.6
(58.3)
14.5
(58.1)
11.8
(53.2)
8.9
(48)
4.9
(40.8)
2.4
(36.3)
7.78
(45.99)
Precipitation mm (inches) 58.0
(2.283)
46.0
(1.811)
55.8
(2.197)
52.0
(2.047)
65.9
(2.594)
57.2
(2.252)
61.2
(2.409)
51.8
(2.039)
53.8
(2.118)
67.9
(2.673)
56.5
(2.224)
67.5
(2.657)
693.6
(27.304)
Source: Météo-France

Transport[edit]

Roissy-en-France is not served by Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Roissy-en-France is Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 station on line B of the Paris Region's express suburban rail system, the RER. This station is located inside the airport, on the part of the airport belonging to the commune of Tremblay-en-France, 3 km (1.9 mi) from the town center of Roissy-en-France.

Economy[edit]

Blue Line, a charter passenger airline, has its head office in Building B of Paris Nord 2, Parc des Lumières in Roissy-en-France.[1]

Air France's head office is located in the Roissypôle complex on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport and in Tremblay-en-France,[2][3][4] near Roissy-en-France.[5]

Literary reference[edit]

Roissy is the location where the action of the two explicit sadomasochistic novels Story of O (Histoire d'O), and its sequel Retour à Roissy by Pauline Réage take place.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Blue Line. Retrieved on 7 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Plan interactif." Tremblay-en-France. Retrieved on 20 September 2009.
  3. ^ "AIR FRANCE HEAD QUARTERS - ROISSYPOLE." Groupement d'Etudes et de Méthodes d'Ordonnancement (GEMO). Retrieved on 20 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle." Tremblay-en-France. Retrieved on 20 September 2009.
  5. ^ Head Office. Air France. Retrieved on 18 May 2009.

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