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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Champlan
Coat of arms
Champlan is located in France
Coordinates: 48°42′30″N 2°16′26″E / 48.7084°N 2.2738°E / 48.7084; 2.2738Coordinates: 48°42′30″N 2°16′26″E / 48.7084°N 2.2738°E / 48.7084; 2.2738
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Villebon-sur-Yvette
Intercommunality Europ'Essonne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Leclerc
Area1 3.68 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,462
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91136 /91160
Elevation 43–125 m (141–410 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.

Champlan [ʃɑ̃plɑ̃] is a commune located 16 kilometres (10 mi) to the southwest of Paris, in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Although now completely enveloped in the Paris Metropolitan Area, the town has conserved its rural character in spite of its direct proximity to the capital, and thus retains its slogan of "Champlan, the meadow of Paris".

Inhabitants of Champlan are known as Champlanais.

Champlan is also known for hosting the headquarter of the Team Five. It has been a very important place during the creation of the cultural movement named "L'hardcoritude", a way of life mixing the consumption of alcohol, music and intense debate.


Champlan is located in the Île-de-France, and has a Maritime climate. The annual average temperature is about 11.2 °C (52 °F), with an average maximum temperature of 14.8 °C (59 °F), and a minimum of 7.1 °C (45 °F). The maximum summer temperature (from July to August), averages around 24 °C (75 °F) and the minimum winter temperature (from January to February), averages around 1 °C (34 °F). Its climate is distinguished from that of Paris by a temperature that is on average, 2 degrees Celsius (3.8 degrees Fahrenheit) less, explained by the Urban Heat Island phenomena. The record temperatures were caused by the influence from the continental climate located to the east, reaching a high of 38.2 °C (101 °F) on 1 July 1952, and a low of -15.8 °C (4 °F) on 17 January 1985.

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