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The River Oise near Mériel
The River Oise near Mériel
Coat of arms of Mériel
Coat of arms
Mériel is located in France
Coordinates: 49°04′48″N 2°12′21″E / 49.0800°N 2.2058°E / 49.0800; 2.2058Coordinates: 49°04′48″N 2°12′21″E / 49.0800°N 2.2058°E / 49.0800; 2.2058
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Oise et des Impressionnistes
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Jean-Louis Delannoy
Area1 5.31 km2 (2.05 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,859
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 95392 /95630
Elevation 22–95 m (72–312 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.

Mériel is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department and Île-de-France region of France.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Jean Gabin, actor (1904-1976). Gabin spent his childhood in Mériel where a museum has been dedicated to his life and work.
  • Fernand Braudel, historian (1902-1985).
  • Pavlos Pavlidis, musician and poet (resided from 1980 to 1992). Famous for being the singer, lyricist and guitarist for the band Τα Ξύλινα Σπαθιά.

Town twinning[edit]

Mériel is twinned with:

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