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
Location of Écouen
Écouen is located in France
Écouen
Écouen
Écouen is located in Île-de-France (region)
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
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-d'Oise
ArrondissementSarcelles
CantonFosses
IntercommunalityCA Roissy Pays de France
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Angels
Area
1
7.59 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
Population
(2013)2
7,263
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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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