Saclay

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Saclay
Coat of arms of Saclay
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°43′52″N 2°10′21″E / 48.731°N 2.1724°E / 48.731; 2.1724Coordinates: 48°43′52″N 2°10′21″E / 48.731°N 2.1724°E / 48.731; 2.1724
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Bièvres
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Plateau de Saclay
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Page
Area1 13.65 km2 (5.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,067
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91534 / 91400
Elevation 108–161 m (354–528 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 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.

Saclay (pronounced: [sa.klɛ]) is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 18.7 km (11.6 mi) from the center of Paris.

It is best known for the large scientific facility CEA Saclay, mostly dealing with nuclear and particle physics.

Inhabitants of Saclay are known as Saclaysiens.

Church Saint-Germain

Transport[edit]

Saclay is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Saclay is Le Guichet station on Paris RER line B. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Orsay, 3.2 km (2.0 mi) to the south of the town center of Saclay.

Another station in the vicinity of Saclay is Vauboyen station on Paris RER line C, which is located in the neighboring commune of Jouy-en-Josas, near the northern border of the commune of Saclay. It is twinned with Ballincollig Co.Cork in Ireland

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