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L'Étang-la ville
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of L'Étang-la ville
Coat of arms
L'Étang-la ville is located in France
L'Étang-la ville
L'Étang-la ville
Coordinates: 48°52′10″N 2°04′19″E / 48.8694°N 2.0719°E / 48.8694; 2.0719Coordinates: 48°52′10″N 2°04′19″E / 48.8694°N 2.0719°E / 48.8694; 2.0719
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
 • Mayor (2001–2007) Jean-Yves Bouhourd
Area1 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,875
 • Density 910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78224 /78620
Elevation 64–178 m (210–584 ft)
(avg. 66 m or 217 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.
West entry to the church

L'Étang-la-Ville is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France.

It has 5000 inhabitants, of which the average salary is 50 000 €. It is currently France's 12th richest town income wise.


The town was once called "Guilbert l'Amaury". It was in 1686 that Louis XIV of France, passing during his Sunday walk since the Château de Marly gave the city its present name. It is said he declared: "This city's atmosphere is perfect to laugh, let's re-name it!" .

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