Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Hauts de Bièvre|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bernard Mantienne|
|Area1||9.91 km2 (3.83 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91645 / 91370|
|Elevation||52–174 m (171–571 ft)
(avg. 64 m or 210 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.
Verrières-le-Buisson (pronounced: [vɛʁ.jɛːʁ lə bɥi.sɔ̃]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is 13.3 km (8.3 mi) from the centre of Paris, in the Essonne department just outside the inner ring of the Île-de-France.
The commune borders the Bièvre River.
Inhabitants of Verrières-le-Buisson are known as Verriérois.
Under the reign of Louis XIV, who enjoyed hunting in the Verrières forest, the term "Le Buisson" was added. This is reflected in the coat of arms, which bears an oak, along with the arms of Saint-Germain. External ornaments include two beavers (bievers in Old French) symbolizing the Bièvre River.
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Points of interest
Verrières-le-Buisson is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Verrières-le-Buisson is Massy-Verrières station, an interchange station on Paris RER line B and RER line C. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Massy, 1.4 km (0.87 mi) from the town center of Verrières-le-Buisson.
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