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Brétigny-sur-Orge

Brétigny-sur-Orge (pronounced [bʁe.ti.ɲi.syʁ.ɔʁʒ]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France, 26.7 km (16.6 mi) from the city center.

Brétigny-sur-Orge
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Brétigny-sur-Orge
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Brétigny-sur-Orge
Brétigny-sur-Orge is located in France
Brétigny-sur-Orge
Brétigny-sur-Orge
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Brétigny-sur-Orge is located in Île-de-France (region)
Brétigny-sur-Orge
Brétigny-sur-Orge
Brétigny-sur-Orge (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°36′41″N 2°18′21″E / 48.6114°N 2.3059°E / 48.6114; 2.3059Coordinates: 48°36′41″N 2°18′21″E / 48.6114°N 2.3059°E / 48.6114; 2.3059
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementPalaiseau
CantonBrétigny-sur-Orge
IntercommunalityCA Cœur d'Essonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Decaux (PS)
Area
1
14.56 km2 (5.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
26,702
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91103 /91220
Elevation41–97 m (135–318 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Origin of the city nameEdit

Britiniacum in 1146, Bretigniacum en 1548, Breteigny.

Origins of Brétigny starts at the Gaul Roman era. The etymology comes from the Latin « britiniacum » which means «property of the breton ». The name certifies that this territory was during that period dedicated to a Breton, coming from the Brittany island (the Great Britain of today), during the Brittany migration period (6th century). Brétigny belongs to the royal estate of the Merovingian kings (from the 5th century until the 8th century). During the commune creation, the city name was spelled without any accent. This accent was added in 1801 and the name of the river ("on Orge") was added in 1898.

TransportEdit

It is served by Brétigny station on Paris RER line C.

On 12 July 2013 an intercity train derailed shortly after 17.00, killing at least 6 people.[2][3]

PeopleEdit

Inhabitants of Brétigny-sur-Orge are known as Brétignolais.

Notable Brétignolais include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ > Par Frédéric Frangeul avec AFP <!. "Un train déraille à Brétigny-sur-Orge". Europe1.fr. Archived from the original on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ "Deadly French train crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge". BBC News. BBC News. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 12 July 2013.

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