Marines, Val-d'Oise

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Marines
The town hall of Marines
The town hall of Marines
Coat of arms of Marines
Coat of arms
Marines is located in France
Marines
Marines
Coordinates: 49°08′45″N 1°59′04″E / 49.1458°N 1.9844°E / 49.1458; 1.9844Coordinates: 49°08′45″N 1°59′04″E / 49.1458°N 1.9844°E / 49.1458; 1.9844
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton Marines
Intercommunality Val de Viosne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacqueline Maigret
Area1 8.26 km2 (3.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,262
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 95370 / 95640
Elevation 90–204 m (295–669 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.

Marines is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Twinning[edit]

Marines has been twinned with the town of Kington in England since 1979.[1] The two places are of a similar population. In Marines there is a residential side-street called "Place Kington", whilst in Kington there is a covered space by the market hall called "Place-de-Marines".

The château de Marines, by Paul Cézanne, 1888-90

Education[edit]

Schools in Marines:[2]

  • Ecole maternelle des Murgers (preschool)
  • Ecole élémentaire Paul Cézanne
  • Collège des Hautiers (junior high school)

Trivia[edit]

Marines is located next to a village called Us. In the surrounding area, both villages are indicated with signs showing both names listed, which reads as "US MARINES". A regular joke in the region is to make people believe that these signs indicate a nearby U.S Marine Corps base.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kington Town Council Twin towns
  2. ^ "Les établissements scolaires." Marines, Val-d'Oise. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.

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