Wy-dit-Joli-Village

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Wy-dit-Joli-Village
Wy-dit-Joli-Village is located in France
Wy-dit-Joli-Village
Wy-dit-Joli-Village
Coordinates: 49°06′11″N 1°50′09″E / 49.1031°N 1.8358°E / 49.1031; 1.8358Coordinates: 49°06′11″N 1°50′09″E / 49.1031°N 1.8358°E / 49.1031; 1.8358
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton Magny-en-Vexin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Moisset
Area1 8.37 km2 (3.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 340
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95690 / 95420
Elevation 99–199 m (325–653 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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.

Wy-dit-Joli-Village is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department and Île-de-France region of France.

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The name Wy comes from the Latin vicus – meaning "village" or cluster of houses (as opposed to a villa, an isolated farm and master's residence).

The full name Wy-dit-Joli-Village ("Wy-called-Pretty-Village") is said to have arisen from an incident in which King Henry IV of France, hunting in the area and enquiring what the settlement was called, exclaimed Ah! Quel joli village! : "Oh, what a pretty village!"

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