Villiers-Saint-Fréderic

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Villiers-Saint-Frédéric
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Villiers-Saint-Frédéric
Coat of arms
Villiers-Saint-Frédéric is located in France
Villiers-Saint-Frédéric
Villiers-Saint-Frédéric
Coordinates: 48°49′16″N 1°53′24″E / 48.821°N 1.890°E / 48.821; 1.890Coordinates: 48°49′16″N 1°53′24″E / 48.821°N 1.890°E / 48.821; 1.890
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Montfort-l'Amaury
Intercommunality Cœur d'Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Sylvain Durand
Area1 5.06 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,759
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78683 /78640
Elevation 53–171 m (174–561 ft)
(avg. 77 m or 253 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.

Villiers-Saint-Frédéric is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France.

It is known for having one of the largest Renault factories in France, where they produce tools and design new fittings for the vehicles.[1][2]

The commune residents also hold a large number of films, warehoused at Rambouillet. In 1990, a fire broke out in the warehouse and many one-of-a-kind reels of film were destroyed.[3]

Villiers-Saint-Frédéric
"Cour de la Ferme" in the centre of the village 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major changes at Sandouville to prepare for future Trafic, Renault press release". October 23, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WIPO: Inventors in France Develop Automobile Seat". US Fed News. October 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ de Roux, Emmanuel (May 13, 1990). "Race against time to save French film archives". Guardian Weekly. p. 14. 

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