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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
Coat of arms of Barbizon
Coat of arms
Barbizon is located in France
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
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Fontainebleau
Intercommunality CA Pays de Fontainebleau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Bedouelle
Area1 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,588
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 77022 /77630
Elevation 75–93 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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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.

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