Gargenville

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Gargenville
Commune
The town hall in Gargenville
The town hall in Gargenville
Coat of arms of Gargenville
Coat of arms
Gargenville is located in France
Gargenville
Gargenville
Location within Île-de-France region
Gargenville is located in Île-de-France (region)
Gargenville
Gargenville
Coordinates: 48°59′34″N 1°48′39″E / 48.9928°N 1.8108°E / 48.9928; 1.8108Coordinates: 48°59′34″N 1°48′39″E / 48.9928°N 1.8108°E / 48.9928; 1.8108
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Limay
Intercommunality CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean Lemaire
Area1 8.67 km2 (3.35 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 7,089
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 78267 /78440
Elevation 17–191 m (56–627 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Gargenville is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France, 45km to the center of Paris. It is part of the Parc naturel régional du Vexin français. With the neighborhing commune of Issou, it forms an urban area of around 10000 inhabitants.

Inhabitants are known in French as the Gargenvillois.

History[edit]

The name Gargenville is referenced as Gargen villam[1] in 1164, Gargenvilla in 1249[2], Girgenville in 1265[3], Gargenville in 1429[2]. It comes from the gallic name Garganus and the gallo-romain suffix VILLA, "rural domain" (villa rustica in latin).

Before the French Revolution, Gargenville was made of two fiefs, the domaine d'Hanneucourt and the Moufle de la Tuilerie. In 1790, they are merged to form the new commune, which then had 990 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation is provided by Transilien on the Paris Saint Lazare to Mantes Station via Conflans-Sainte-Honorine line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Les Amis du Vexin Français
  2. ^ a b Hippolyte Cocheris, Anciens noms des communes de Seine-et-Oise, 1874, online at Corpus Etampois.
  3. ^ Victor R. Belot, Coutumes et folklores en Yvelines, Préface de Paul-Louis Tenaillon, président du Conseil général des Yvelines de 1977 à 1994, membre émérite de l'Académie des sciences morales, des lettres et des arts de Versailles, Librairie Guénégaud, 1977 (FRBNF 34588328), Page 239