1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
Saulx-les-Chartreux is a commune in the Essonne department in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 20 kilometres from the center of Paris.
Inhabitants of Saulx-les-Chartreux are known as Salucéens.
The name of the city come from a tree: Saule (willow tree in French). Monks built a monastery in this village during the 11th century, and lived there until the Wars of Religion in 1592, when Condé soldiers came to burn the place.
On 11 July 1973, Varig Flight 820 crashed near the village, just before arriving in Orly airport. 123 people died, and 11 survived.