Ablis

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Ablis
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Ablis
The church of Saint-Pierre, in Ablis
Coat of arms of Ablis
Coat of arms
Location of Ablis
Ablis is located in France
Ablis
Ablis
Ablis is located in Île-de-France (region)
Ablis
Ablis
Coordinates: 48°31′02″N 1°50′11″E / 48.5172°N 01.8364°E / 48.5172; 01.8364Coordinates: 48°31′02″N 1°50′11″E / 48.5172°N 01.8364°E / 48.5172; 01.8364
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementRambouillet
CantonRambouillet
IntercommunalityRambouillet Territoires
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Louis Barth
Area
1
25.92 km2 (10.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
3,436
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78003 /78660
Elevation132–164 m (433–538 ft)
(avg. 151 m or 495 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ablis is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.

History[edit]

During the Franco-Prussian War, when a German unit moved to take Ablis on October 7, 1870, they were ambushed and routed by about 1,500 French militia soldiers who were supported by the citizens of Ablis. In revenge, a German cavalry division subsequently torched Ablis.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20063,142—    
20073,201+1.9%
20083,260+1.8%
20093,247−0.4%
20103,287+1.2%
20113,260−0.8%
20123,255−0.2%
20133,250−0.2%
20143,380+4.0%
20153,426+1.4%
20163,436+0.3%


Twin towns[edit]

Ablis is twinned with Wendelsheim (Germany).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon. Vierzehnte vollständig neubearbeitete Auflage. F. A. Brockhaus in Leipzig, Berlin und Wien. 1894