Verrières-le-Buisson

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Verrières-le-Buisson
The town hall in Verrières-le-Buisson
The town hall in Verrières-le-Buisson
Coat of arms of Verrières-le-Buisson
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Verrières-le-Buisson
Verrières-le-Buisson is located in France
Verrières-le-Buisson
Verrières-le-Buisson
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Verrières-le-Buisson is located in Île-de-France (region)
Verrières-le-Buisson
Verrières-le-Buisson
Verrières-le-Buisson (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°44′47″N 2°16′03″E / 48.7464°N 2.2674°E / 48.7464; 2.2674Coordinates: 48°44′47″N 2°16′03″E / 48.7464°N 2.2674°E / 48.7464; 2.2674
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementPalaiseau
CantonGif-sur-Yvette
IntercommunalityCA Paris-Saclay
Government
 • MayorThomas Joly
Area
1
9.91 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
15,857
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91645 /91370
Elevation52–174 m (171–571 ft)
(avg. 64 m or 210 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Verrières-le-Buisson (pronounced [vɛʁ.jɛːʁ lə bɥi.sɔ̃]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is 13.3 km (8.3 mi) from the centre of Paris, in the Essonne department just outside the inner ring of the Île-de-France.

The commune borders the Bièvre River.

Inhabitants of Verrières-le-Buisson are known as Verriérois.

History[edit]

The "Villa Vedrarias", was given by Childebert I in 543 to the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. It is the first written mention of Verrières. The current name appears during the 16th century.

Under the reign of Louis XIV, who enjoyed hunting in the Verrières forest, the term "Le Buisson" was added. This is reflected in the coat of arms, which bears an oak, along with the arms of Saint-Germain. External ornaments include two beavers (bievers in Old French) symbolizing the Bièvre River.

Twin towns[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Economy[edit]

Kroll Ontrack has an office in the commune.[2]

Transport[edit]

Verrières-le-Buisson is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Verrières-le-Buisson is Massy-Verrières station, an interchange station on Paris RER line B and RER line C. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Massy, 1.4 km (0.87 mi) from the town center of Verrières-le-Buisson.

Verrières is linked by the Coulée Verte cycleway to the centre of Paris, Sceaux and Massy.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Office Locations Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine." Kroll Inc. Retrieved on 14 August 2011. "Paris (Kroll Ontrack) 2, impasse de la Noisette 91371 Verriéres-le-Buisson, Cedex 413 France"
  3. ^ Tourism Office historic houses page

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