Pomponne

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Pomponne
Commune
The town hall of Pomponne
The town hall of Pomponne
Coat of arms of Pomponne
Coat of arms
Map commune FR insee code 77372.png
Coordinates: 48°53′04″N 2°41′21″E / 48.8844°N 2.6892°E / 48.8844; 2.6892Coordinates: 48°53′04″N 2°41′21″E / 48.8844°N 2.6892°E / 48.8844; 2.6892
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementTorcy
CantonLagny-sur-Marne
IntercommunalityMarne et Gondoire
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Roland Harlé
Area17.17 km2 (2.77 sq mi)
Population (2013)23,640
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code77372 /77400
Elevation37–120 m (121–394 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.

Pomponne is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

The inhabitants are called Pomponnais.

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23 December 1933, the second worst train accident in France occurred in Pomponne with a rear-end collision of Paris-Nancy express and Paris-Strasbourg fast train. 230 people were killed and 300 injured aboard the Nancy express as its 7 wood coaches were smashed. The driver of the Strasbourg train had passed a signal at danger in darkness and fog, but the "Crocodile" acoustic warning system was found to have failed because the contacts had iced over.

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