Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon

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Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon
Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon is located in France
Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon
Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon
Coordinates: 48°35′41″N 2°15′21″E / 48.5946°N 2.2558°E / 48.5946; 2.2558Coordinates: 48°35′41″N 2°15′21″E / 48.5946°N 2.2558°E / 48.5946; 2.2558
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Arpajon
Intercommunality Arpajonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Monique Goguelat
Area1 6.31 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 9,218
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91552 / 91180
Elevation 42–101 m (138–331 ft)
(avg. 82 m or 269 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.

Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon is a commune in the Essonne department. It is a suburb of Paris located 30 km (19 mi) south of Paris via the N20, and 20 km (12 mi) north of Étampes.

Its inhabitants are called Germinois.

History[edit]

  • Corbinian founded a religious community in the 7th century
  • Up into the 13th century, Saint-Germain was a dependence of the châtellenie of Montlhéry
  • In the 16th century, Saint-Germain was an estate of the lords of Granville
  • In the 18th century, it was an estate of the lords of Noailles
  • In 1720, the commune takes its current name following the acquisition of the commune of Châtres by Louis de Severac, Marquis d' Arpajon-sur-Cère (father of Anne d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles). It was previously called Saint-Germain-lès-Châtres).

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