Maurepas, Yvelines

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Maurepas
The church of Saint-Sauveur, in Maurepas
The church of Saint-Sauveur, in Maurepas
Coat of arms of Maurepas
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°46′N 1°57′E / 48.76°N 1.95°E / 48.76; 1.95Coordinates: 48°46′N 1°57′E / 48.76°N 1.95°E / 48.76; 1.95
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Government
 • Mayor (2014) Grégory Garestier
Area1 8.32 km2 (3.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 19,009
 • Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78383 /78310
Elevation 87–178 m (285–584 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.

Maurepas is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris 31.2 km (19.4 mi) from the center.

Demography[edit]

Date of Population
(Source: INSEE and Cassini)
1793 1800 1806 1820 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
247 282 255 - 272 306 306 288 311 283
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
263 262 264 242 222 232 227 242 242
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
226 252 273 284 300 286 253 325 304
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004 2007 -
352 1 791 13 577 18 764 19 718 19 586 - 18 789 -
For the census of 1962 to 1999 the official population corresponds with the population without duplicates according to the INSEE.

Twin towns[edit]

It is twinned with Waterlooville in Hampshire, UK.

History[edit]

Most ancient buildings are the ruins of the donjon, built in the 11th century and destroyed in 1425.

There is also near St Sauveur's church, dating from the 15th century.

In 768, the French king Pepin le Bref offered the village of Maurepas (formerly spelled Malrepast) and its wooden keep to the the Abbey of Saint-Denis. Facing the Normans' invasions, they left the domain to the Lords of Chevreuse. The castle and village were given to the family of Malrepast, a vassal of the Lords of Chevreuse, which gave its name to the village.

In 1432, during the Hundred Years' War, the English conquered the village and destroyed the keep.

After the war, the domain of Maurepas returned to the family of Chevreuse, but the castle remained a ruin.

Transportation[edit]

Maurepas is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Maurepas is La Verrière station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail lines. This station is located in the neighboring commune of La Verrière, 0.7 km (0.43 mi) from the town center of Maurepas.

Education[edit]

Junior high schools:[1]

  • Collège Alexandre Dumas
  • Collège Louis Pergaud
  • Collège de la Mare aux Saules in nearby Coignières

Senior high schools/sixth-form colleges:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annuaire des écoles publiques." Maurepas. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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