Écouen

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Écouen
Château d'Écouen in the town center
Château d'Écouen in the town center
Coat of arms of Écouen
Coat of arms
Écouen is located in France
Écouen
Écouen
Coordinates: 49°01′10″N 2°22′54″E / 49.0194°N 2.3817°E / 49.0194; 2.3817Coordinates: 49°01′10″N 2°22′54″E / 49.0194°N 2.3817°E / 49.0194; 2.3817
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Fosses
Intercommunality Roissy Pays de France
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Angels
Area1 7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 7,263
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 95205 /95440

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.

Écouen is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 18.4 km (11.4 mi) from the center of Paris. The 19th-century poet and playwright Pierre-Joseph Charrin (1784–1863) died in Écouen.

Écouen houses the Château d'Écouen, home of the Montmorency family. This château, built during the Renaissance, houses the Musée national de la Renaissance, the largest Renaissance museum in France.

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Écouen is served by Écouen – Ézanville station on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station is located at the border between the commune of Écouen and the commune of Ézanville, on the Ézanville side of the border.

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