Les Essarts-le-Roi

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Les Essarts-le-Roi
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Les Essarts-le-Roi
Coat of arms
Les Essarts-le-Roi is located in France
Les Essarts-le-Roi
Les Essarts-le-Roi
Coordinates: 48°43′03″N 1°53′43″E / 48.7175°N 1.8953°E / 48.7175; 1.8953Coordinates: 48°43′03″N 1°53′43″E / 48.7175°N 1.8953°E / 48.7175; 1.8953
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Rambouillet
Intercommunality Étangs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Thierry Grosjean
Area1 19.32 km2 (7.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 6,247
 • 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.
Church of Saint Corneille and Saint Cyprien

Les Essarts-le-Roi is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

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.[2]

Education[edit]

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.[3] Junior high school students are assigned to Collège Les Molières; As of 2016 it has 800 students.[4] Students attend Lycée Louis Bascan in nearby Rambouillet.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L'Ecole Centrale de T.S.F. et ses soldats de l'armée des ombres". Paris Ecole d'ingénieurs. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Le nouvel an vietnamien fêté demain L'echo Republicain, 2014
  3. ^ "Les Ecoles." Les Essarts-le-Roi. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Le Collège ." Les Essarts-le-Roi. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lycée." Les Essarts-le-Roi. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.

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