Coupvray

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Coupvray
Coupvray is located in France
Coupvray
Coupvray
Coordinates: 48°53′33″N 2°47′38″E / 48.8925°N 2.7939°E / 48.8925; 2.7939Coordinates: 48°53′33″N 2°47′38″E / 48.8925°N 2.7939°E / 48.8925; 2.7939
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Serris
Intercommunality Val d'Europe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Dogit
Area1 8.09 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,829
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 77132 /77700
Elevation 41–132 m (135–433 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.

Coupvray (pronounced: [kuvʁɛ]) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

People[edit]

Coupvray was the birthplace and home of Louis Braille. Braille's home is now a museum. Braille's hands are buried in Coupvray as a symbol of Louis’ system of touch reading, the rest of his body is buried in the Panthéon, Paris.

Points of interest[edit]

The Castle of Rohan, built over the period 1596–1602 by Hercule de Rohan, Duke of Montbazon, is another visitor attraction, although it is now mostly in ruins. Disneyland Resort Paris is also nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants of Coupvray are known as Cupressiens.

Education[edit]

The commune has the Groupe scolaire Francis et Odette Teisseyre, a school group including one preschool and one elementary school. The collège (junior high school) Etablissement Louis Braille in Esbly serves Coupvray, and the assigned senior high school is the Lycée Pierre de Coubertin in Meaux.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Etablissements scolaires." Coupvray. Retrieved on September 3, 2016. "Le lycée d'affectation lié à la carte scolaire est le Lycée Pierre de Coubertin, chaussée de Paris à Meaux"

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