Cerny, Essonne

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The town hall of Cerny
The town hall of Cerny
Coat of arms of Cerny
Coat of arms
Cerny is located in France
Coordinates: 48°28′35″N 2°19′45″E / 48.4763°N 2.3291°E / 48.4763; 2.3291Coordinates: 48°28′35″N 2°19′45″E / 48.4763°N 2.3291°E / 48.4763; 2.3291
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Étampes
Canton La Ferté-Alais
Intercommunality Val d'Essonne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Claire Chambaret-Grzeskowiak
Area1 17.13 km2 (6.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,312
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91129 /91590
Elevation 52–152 m (171–499 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.

Cerny is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is 53 km South of Paris.

It has an airfield named Aérodrome de Cerny-La-Ferté-Allais, including an airplane museum.[1]

Inhabitants of Cerny are known as Cernois.

Architectural heritage[edit]

Saint-Pierre Church, from the 13th century, was awarded as a historical monument 10 February 1948 Château de Villiers: the castle of Villiers is given by François I to Jean de Selve, after de Selve negotiated the Madrid treaty in 1526

Notable people from this commune[edit]

  • Jean de Selve (1475-1529), politician entitled as a lord
  • Cécile Carnot (1841-1898), widow of Sadi Carnot, 4th president of the Third Republic. She died in Château de Presles.
  • Jean-Baptiste Salis (1896-1967), pilot and collector of classic aircraft, founder of the Aerodrome of Cerny
  • Philippe Clay (1927-2007), singer and actor who lived there
  • Jean Salis (1937-), director of the aerodrome

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