Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Marie-Line PICHERY|
|• Land1||11.97 km2 (4.62 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||77445 / 77176|
|Elevation||58–91 m (190–299 ft)
(avg. 77 m or 253 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.
Savigny-le-Temple is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne Department of France in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris 33.2 km (20.6 mi) from the center. It is the largest commune in the "new town" of Sénart, created in the 1970s.
During the French Revolution, Savigny-le-Temple (meaning "Savigny the temple") was temporarily renamed Savigny-sur-Balory (meaning "Savigny upon Balory", after the small Balory river). It was also temporarily renamed Savigny-le-Port (meaning "Savigny the port"). These changes were probably motivated by the religious connotation of the word "temple".
Inhabitants of Savigny-le-Temple are called Savigniens.
- Claude Makélélé, football player (Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSG), grew up in Savigny-le-Temple.
- Olivier Bernard, football player (Newcastle United, Southampton, Glasgow Rangers), grew up in Savigny-le-Temple.
- Clément Chantôme, football player (PSG), grew up in Savigny-le-Temple.
- Official site (French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (English)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Savigny-le-Temple (French)
- Map of Savigny-le-Temple on Michelin (English)
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