Magnanville

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Magnanville
The town hall in Magnanville
The town hall in Magnanville
Coat of arms of Magnanville
Coat of arms
Magnanville is located in France
Magnanville
Magnanville
Coordinates: 48°58′05″N 1°40′58″E / 48.9681°N 1.6828°E / 48.9681; 1.6828Coordinates: 48°58′05″N 1°40′58″E / 48.9681°N 1.6828°E / 48.9681; 1.6828
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Mantes-la-Ville
Intercommunality Mantes en Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Sylvestre
Area1 4.26 km2 (1.64 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,586
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78354 /78200
Elevation 65–132 m (213–433 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 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.

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

2016 attack[edit]

On 13 June 2016, Magnanville was the site of a terrorist attack. At about 9:00 p.m. local time, a 42-year-old police officer named Jean-Baptiste Salvaing died after being stabbed nine times by his neighbor who shouted "allahu akbar" and praises for ISIS while committing the stabbing. The terrorist then took Salvaing's wife and their son hostage in their house and later killed Salvaing's wife, also a police officer. RAID stormed the house and killed the terrorist and rescued the young boy. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and the terrorist may have filmed the attack and sent it to jihadists in Syria.[citation needed]

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