Sartrouville

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Sartrouville
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°09′52″E / 48.9372°N 2.1644°E / 48.9372; 2.1644Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°09′52″E / 48.9372°N 2.1644°E / 48.9372; 2.1644
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Sartrouville
Intercommunality Boucle de la Seine
Government
 • Mayor Pierre Fond
Area
 • Land1 8.46 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 52,090
 • Population2 density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78586 / 78500
Elevation 22–62 m (72–203 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.

Sartrouville is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. it is located in the north-western suburbs of Paris, 17.1 km (10.6 mi) from the center of Paris.

Name[edit]

In the Middle Ages the name Sartrouville was recorded in Medieval Latin as Sartoris Villa. The origin and meaning of Sartoris Villa is still debated. Some think the name comes from the Roman patronym Saturus (probably a Gallo-Roman landowner) and means "estate (villa) of Saturus". Others believe that the word sartoris comes from the Medieval Latin past participle exsartum ("cleared for cultivation"), from Latin sartum ("hoed"), and means "estate of the land-clearers", probably in reference to the deforestation that took place around Sartrouville in Antiquity or in the Early Middle Ages to enable the cultivation of the land.

Demographics[edit]

Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Sartrouville in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
79.7% 20.3%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.1% 2.0% 6.5% 9.7%
¹This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Transport[edit]

Sartrouville is served by Sartrouville station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

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