Meulan-en-Yvelines

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Meulan-en-Yvelines
Town hall (Hôtel de ville)
Town hall (Hôtel de ville)
Coat of arms of Meulan-en-Yvelines
Coat of arms
Meulan-en-Yvelines is located in France
Meulan-en-Yvelines
Meulan-en-Yvelines
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Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Mantes-la-Jolie
Canton Meulan
Intercommunality Vexin-Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Poirier
Area1 3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,803
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78401 / 78250
Elevation 18–117 m (59–384 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

Meulan-en-Yvelines (formerly Meulan) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It hosted part of the sailing events for the 1900 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Paris, and would do so again twenty-four years later.

History

In 1435 as a part of the Hundred Years' War, Ambroise de Loré and Jean de Dunois defeated the English nearby.[1]

Heraldry

The Coat of Arms of Meulan-en-Yvelines is blazoned as:

Azure semy-de-lys or, a chief chequy or and gules of four tiers.

The shield of arms is composed of the ancient arms of France, granted to the village as an augmentation of honour by Henri IV in 1590, with a chief displaying the first four tiers of the chequy or and gules arms of the ancient Counts of Meulan.

People

Twin towns

Meulan is twinned with;

See also

References

  1.  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "State, Great Officers of". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Access on July 2, 2015.