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The town hall and church in Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Monique Goguelat|
|Area1||6.31 km2 (2.44 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91552 /91180|
|Elevation||42–101 m (138–331 ft)
(avg. 82 m or 269 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.
Its inhabitants are called Germinois.
- Corbinian founded a religious community in the 7th century
- Up into the 13th century, Saint-Germain was a dependence of the châtellenie of Montlhéry
- In the 16th century, Saint-Germain was an estate of the lords of Granville
- In the 18th century, it was an estate of the lords of Noailles
- In 1720, the commune takes its current name following the acquisition of the commune of Châtres by Louis de Severac, Marquis d' Arpajon-sur-Cère (father of Anne d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles). It was previously called Saint-Germain-lès-Châtres).
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