Bièvres, Essonne

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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bièvres
Coat of arms
Bièvres is located in France
Coordinates: 48°45′15″N 2°12′54″E / 48.7542°N 2.2151°E / 48.7542; 2.2151Coordinates: 48°45′15″N 2°12′54″E / 48.7542°N 2.2151°E / 48.7542; 2.2151
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Gif-sur-Yvette
Intercommunality Grand Parc
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hervé Hocquard
Area1 9.69 km2 (3.74 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 5,112
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91064 /91570
Elevation 68–178 m (223–584 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.

Bièvres is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Bièvre is the old French name for beaver (currently abandoned for castor). This name was also given to the Bièvre River flowing through the village.

Inhabitants of Bièvres are known as Bièvrois.

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