Vauréal

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Vauréal
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vauréal
Coat of arms
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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