Coupvray

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Coupvray
The town hall in Coupvray
The town hall in Coupvray
Location of Coupvray
Coupvray is located in France
Coupvray
Coupvray
Coupvray is located in Île-de-France (region)
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
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementTorcy
CantonSerris
IntercommunalityVal d'Europe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Dogit
Area
1
8.09 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
2,864
 • Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77132 /77700
Elevation41–132 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.

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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Etablissements scolaires Archived 2009-03-05 at the Wayback Machine." 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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