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The town hall of Fontenay
The town hall of Fontenay
Fontenay-lès-Briis is located in France
Coordinates: 48°37′09″N 2°09′22″E / 48.6192°N 2.156°E / 48.6192; 2.156Coordinates: 48°37′09″N 2°09′22″E / 48.6192°N 2.156°E / 48.6192; 2.156
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Limours
Intercommunality Pays de Limours
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Léopold Le Compagnon
Area1 9.72 km2 (3.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,740
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91243 / 91640
Elevation 59–170 m (194–558 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.

Fontenay-lès-Briis is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Inhabitants of Fontenay-lès-Briis are known as Fontenois.


The village of Fontenay-lès-Briis is mentioned in the charter of Clotilde, dated to 10 March 673, founding a nunnery at Bruyères-le-Châtel.

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