Saulx-les-Chartreux

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Saulx-les-Chartreux
Saulx-les-Chartreux is located in France
Saulx-les-Chartreux
Saulx-les-Chartreux
Coordinates: 48°41′29″N 2°15′51″E / 48.6914°N 2.2642°E / 48.6914; 2.2642Coordinates: 48°41′29″N 2°15′51″E / 48.6914°N 2.2642°E / 48.6914; 2.2642
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Villebon-sur-Yvette
Intercommunality Europ'Essonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Flegeo
Area
 • Land1 7.65 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 4,957
 • Population2 density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91587 / 91160
Elevation 43–158 m (141–518 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.

Saulx-les-Chartreux is a commune in the Essonne department in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 20 kilometres from the center of Paris.

Inhabitants of Saulx-les-Chartreux are known as Salucéens.

History[edit]

The name of the city come from a tree: Saule (willow tree in French). Monks built a monastery in this village during the 11th century, and lived there until the Wars of Religion in 1592, when Condé soldiers came to burn the place.

On 11 July 1973, Varig Flight 820 crashed near the village, just before arriving in Orly airport. 123 people died, and 11 survived.

Famous people[edit]

  • Adolphe Adam (Musician and compositor) has lived in Saulx-les-Chartreux

Places and monuments[edit]

  • Notre Dame de l'Assomption, church built during 11th and 16th centuries
  • Forest with specific geologic place

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