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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Trappes
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 2°00′09″E / 48.7775°N 2.0025°E / 48.7775; 2.0025Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 2°00′09″E / 48.7775°N 2.0025°E / 48.7775; 2.0025
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Versailles
Canton Trappes
Intercommunality Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
 • Mayor Guy Malandain
 • Land1 13.47 km2 (5.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 29,817
 • Population2 density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78621 / 78190
Elevation 143–174 m (469–571 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.

Trappes French pronunciation: ​[tʁap] is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, 26.7 km (16.6 mi) from the center of Paris, in the new town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.


Trappes is served by Trappes station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail lines.


Trappes is an immigrant suburb ("banlieue").

In July 2013, Trappes police station was attacked by a mob of Muslim immigrants in response to the arrest of a man who had assaulted a police officer during an identity check on his entirely veiled wife (face covering is illegal in France).[1][2][3]


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