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Barbizon is a commune (town) in the Seine-et-Marne department in north-central France. It is located near the Fontainebleau Forest.

Barbizon
The town hall in Barbizon
The town hall in Barbizon
Coat of arms of Barbizon
Coat of arms
Location of Barbizon
Barbizon is located in France
Barbizon
Barbizon
Barbizon is located in Île-de-France (region)
Barbizon
Barbizon
Coordinates: 48°26′48″N 2°36′20″E / 48.4467°N 2.6056°E / 48.4467; 2.6056Coordinates: 48°26′48″N 2°36′20″E / 48.4467°N 2.6056°E / 48.4467; 2.6056
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementFontainebleau
CantonFontainebleau
IntercommunalityCA Pays de Fontainebleau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Bedouelle
Area
1
5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,194
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77022 /77630
Elevation75–93 m (246–305 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

DemographicsEdit

The inhabitants are called Barbizonais.

Art historyEdit

The Barbizon school of painters is named after the village; Théodore Rousseau and Jean-François Millet, leaders of the school, made their homes and died in the village.

International relationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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