Bièvres, Essonne

Bièvres (French pronunciation: [bjɛvʁ] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the Essonne department and Île-de-France region of north-central France.

Bièvres
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Bièvres
Location of Bièvres
Bièvres is located in France
Bièvres
Bièvres
Bièvres is located in Île-de-France (region)
Bièvres
Bièvres
Coordinates: 48°45′15″N 2°12′54″E / 48.7542°N 2.2151°E / 48.7542; 2.2151Coordinates: 48°45′15″N 2°12′54″E / 48.7542°N 2.2151°E / 48.7542; 2.2151
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementPalaiseau
CantonGif-sur-Yvette
IntercommunalityCA Versailles Grand Parc
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Anne Pelletier-Le Barbier[1]
Area
1
9.69 km2 (3.74 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
4,662
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91064 /91570
Elevation67–178 m (220–584 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The commune derives its name from that of the River Bièvre which flows through the village. Bièvre is the old French word for a beaver (castor in modern French), so that the original meaning of the name of this stream is "beaver river".

The inhabitants of Bièvres are known in French as les Bièvrois.

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  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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