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Town hall
Town hall
Chapet is located in France
Location within Île-de-France region
Chapet is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°58′02″N 1°56′04″E / 48.9672°N 1.9344°E / 48.9672; 1.9344Coordinates: 48°58′02″N 1°56′04″E / 48.9672°N 1.9344°E / 48.9672; 1.9344
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Les Mureaux
Intercommunality CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Sorain
Area1 5.10 km2 (1.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,187
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78140 /78130
Elevation 29–121 m (95–397 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

Chapet is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France, about 16 km east of Mantes-la-Jolie. It is on the Normandy motorway (A13).

The commune's neighbours are Verneuil-sur-Seine to the northeast, to the east is Vernouillet, with Morainvilliers to the southeast, Ecquevilly to the southwest, and to the northwest is Les Mureaux.

It is a largely rural and agricultural community; the land is divided mainly between arable crops (cereals, oilseed rape) with some woods and forest.

The parish church of Saint-Denis dates from the 12th century. The bell-tower was added in 1859.

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