Vauréal

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Vauréal
Town hall
Town hall
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 49°02′07″N 2°01′58″E / 49.0353°N 2.0328°E / 49.0353; 2.0328Coordinates: 49°02′07″N 2°01′58″E / 49.0353°N 2.0328°E / 49.0353; 2.0328
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton L'Hautil
Intercommunality Cergy-Pontoise
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Morin
Area1 3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 15,962
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95637 / 95490
Elevation 22–122 m (72–400 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.

Vauréal is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 30.6 km (19.0 mi) from the center of Paris, in the "new town" of Cergy-Pontoise, created in the 1960s.

French chocolate maker Henri Menier (1853–1913) had a château in Vauréal and named the 70 metres high Vauréal Falls on Anticosti Island in Quebec province of Canada after the town.

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Vauréal is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Vauréal is Cergy – Le Haut station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Cergy, 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from the town center of Vauréal.

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