Viroflay

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Viroflay
Viroflay Mairie2.JPG
Coat of arms of Viroflay
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E / 48.8°N 2.167°E / 48.8; 2.167Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E / 48.8°N 2.167°E / 48.8; 2.167
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Versailles
Canton Viroflay (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Grand Parc
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Lebrun
Area1 3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 15,723
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78686 / 78220
Elevation 92–176 m (302–577 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.

Viroflay is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the south-western suburbs of Paris 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from the center and 3 km (1.9 mi) from the Palace of Versailles.

The town motto is Lux mea lex which is Latin for "Light is my law".

Gastronomy[edit]

The "Viroflay Omelette" is an omelette stuffed with spinach, ham and gruyère cheese.
The "Monstruous" is a variety of spinach, specific to Viroflay where it used to be cultivated.

Transport[edit]

Viroflay is served by Viroflay – Rive Gauche station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line C and on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Viroflay – Rive Droite station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line and by Chaville – Vélizy station on Paris RER line C.

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