Saint-Aubin, Essonne

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The synchrotron SOLEIL
The synchrotron SOLEIL
Saint-Aubin is located in France
Coordinates: 48°42′55″N 2°08′28″E / 48.7152°N 2.141°E / 48.7152; 2.141Coordinates: 48°42′55″N 2°08′28″E / 48.7152°N 2.141°E / 48.7152; 2.141
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Gif-sur-Yvette
Intercommunality Plateau de Saclay
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gaëtan De Guillebon
Area1 3.57 km2 (1.38 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 666
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91538 /91190
Elevation 90–164 m (295–538 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.

Saint-Aubin is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Inhabitants of Saint-Aubin are known as Saint-Aubinois.

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In the neighbourhood of Saclay and Orsay, Saint-Aubin is the home of two sites of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA). The synchrotron SOLEIL, a collaboration between CEA and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), is also located here, south of the village.

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