|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Thierry Grosjean|
|Area1||19.32 km2 (7.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||78220 /78690|
|Elevation||115–181 m (377–594 ft)
(avg. 173 m or 568 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.
Les Essarts-le-Roi is bordered by Coignières and Lévis-Saint-Nom to the northeast, Dampierre-en-Yvelines to the east, Senlisse to the southeast, Auffargis to the south, Le Perray-en-Yvelines to the southwest, Les Bréviaires to the west and Saint-Rémy-l'Honoré to the north.
An imperial decree in 1814 led to the creation of the commune of Les Essarts-le-Roi by combining the former communes of Essarts and Des Layes.
In 1944, the young Paris-born boy Eddy Palacci received French Resistance radio transmissions for three Allied officers, so they could receive their instructions on when and where to sabotage French railway against Nazi occupying forces.
The 2011 census recorded 6,298 people living in the commune.
Since the 1980s, Les Essarts-le-Roi has been home to a large number of Vietnamese, who mostly arrived in France following the Vietnam War. While refugees initially settled in Paris, the suburbanization and growing affluence of the population resulted in many moving to outer communes of the Île-de-France region.
The commune has two preschools, Ecole maternelle de La Romanie and Ecole maternelle Pré-Gallot, and two elementary schools, Ecole élémentaire René Coudoint and Ecole élémentaire Roger COLART. Junior high school students are assigned to Collège Les Molières; As of 2016[update] it has 800 students. Students attend Lycée Louis Bascan in nearby Rambouillet.
- "L'Ecole Centrale de T.S.F. et ses soldats de l'armée des ombres". Paris Ecole d'ingénieurs. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
- Le nouvel an vietnamien fêté demain L'echo Republicain, 2014
- "Les Ecoles." Les Essarts-le-Roi. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
- "Le Collège ." Les Essarts-le-Roi. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
- "Lycée." Les Essarts-le-Roi. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
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