Us, Val-d'Oise

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Us
Commune
The church in Us
The church in Us
Coat of arms of Us
Coat of arms
Us is located in France
Us
Us
Location within Île-de-France region
Us is located in Île-de-France (region)
Us
Us
Coordinates: 49°06′02″N 1°58′00″E / 49.1006°N 1.9667°E / 49.1006; 1.9667Coordinates: 49°06′02″N 1°58′00″E / 49.1006°N 1.9667°E / 49.1006; 1.9667
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton Pontoise
Intercommunality Trois Vallées du Vexin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Édith Andouvlie
Area1 10.98 km2 (4.24 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 1,274
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 95625 /95450
Elevation 40–55 m (131–180 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

Us is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department and Île-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

The village lies in a rural setting in the valley of the River Viosne, some 40 km north-west of Paris, within the Vexin Regional Nature Park. The commune is bordered by those of Ableiges, Marines, Santeuil, and Vigny. The nearest shopping centre is at Marines.

Sights[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, parts of which date from the 13th century.
  • The 19th-century Château de Dampont and its park.

Transport[edit]

Us has a railway station on the line from Gisors to Pontoise and Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare).

Education[edit]

The town has a preschool. In 2016 it asked for donations to the school on Facebook.[1]

Trivia[edit]

Us is located next to a village called Marines. In the surrounding area, both villages are indicated with signs showing both names listed, which reads as "US MARINES". A regular joke in the region is to make people believe that these signs indicate a nearby U.S Marine Corps base.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le village d'Us lance un appel aux dons pour son école maternelle". Le Parisien. 2016-06-07. Archived from the original on 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2016-09-06.  ()

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