Hardricourt

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Hardricourt
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Hardricourt
Coat of arms
Hardricourt is located in France
Hardricourt
Hardricourt
Coordinates: 49°00′32″N 1°53′40″E / 49.0089°N 1.8944°E / 49.0089; 1.8944Coordinates: 49°00′32″N 1°53′40″E / 49.0089°N 1.8944°E / 49.0089; 1.8944
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Meulan
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Cassagne
Area1 3.28 km2 (1.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,967
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78299 /78250
Elevation 18–118 m (59–387 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 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.

Hardricourt is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

The castle of Hardricourt was between 1970 and 2011 property of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, from 1966 dictator and between 1977 and 1979, the year he was overthrown, self-appointed emperor of the Central African Republic. He lived in the castle in exile from c. 1983 to 1986.[1]

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