Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

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For homonymy, see Saint-Quentin.

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is a new town in the French département of Yvelines. It is one of the original five villes nouvelles (new towns) of Paris and was named after the Saint Quentin Pond, which was chosen to become the town's centre. The town was built from a greenfield site starting in the 1960s. In 2007, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines had a population of 146,598. It is part of the much larger Paris metropolitan area.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The communauté d'agglomération is made up of seven communes:

Of these communes, Montigny-le-Bretonneux is the most centrally located and has the largest population.

Demographics[edit]

The population of the whole communauté d'agglomération has grown almost tenfold in the last 40 years, from a population of 15,118 in 1962.

Historical population of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2003 2007
Population 15 118 24 866 49 777 93 906 128 663 142 737 145 966 146 598

Its president is Robert Cadalbert.

Every four years, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines serves as the start and finish point of the famous Paris–Brest–Paris bicycling endurance event.

Economy[edit]

Europcar has its head office in the Immeuble Les Quadrants in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.[1] At one time Bouygues had its head office in the Kevin Roche-designed Challenger complex in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.[2] It is now occupied by Bouygues Construction, one of the group's subsidiaries.[3]

Education[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Headquarters." Europcar. Retrieved on 26 December 2011. "3 avenue du Centre Immeuble Les Quadrants 78881 St QUENTIN en Yvelines FRANCE "
  2. ^ "Bouygues reste fidèle à son architecte." Le Journal du Net. Retrieved on 7 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Contacts." Bouygues Construction. Retrieved on 27 December 2011. "Bouygues Construction Challenger 1, avenue Eugène Freyssinet Guyancourt 78061 St-Quentin-en-Yvelines France"

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Coordinates: 48°47′17.16″N 2°02′40.56″E / 48.7881000°N 2.0446000°E / 48.7881000; 2.0446000