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Gisors is a commune of Normandy, France. It is located 62.9 km (39.1 mi) northwest from the centre of Paris.

Gisors
City as seen from the castle terrasse
City as seen from the castle terrasse
Coat of arms of Gisors
Coat of arms
Location of Gisors
Gisors is located in France
Gisors
Gisors
Gisors is located in Normandy
Gisors
Gisors
Coordinates: 49°16′52″N 1°46′38″E / 49.2811°N 1.7772°E / 49.2811; 1.7772Coordinates: 49°16′52″N 1°46′38″E / 49.2811°N 1.7772°E / 49.2811; 1.7772
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentEure
ArrondissementLes Andelys
CantonGisors
IntercommunalityGisors-Epte-Lévrière
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marcel Larmanou
Area
1
16.67 km2 (6.44 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
11,681
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27284 /27140
Elevation47–142 m (154–466 ft)
(avg. 74 m or 243 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.

Gisors, together with the neighbouring communes of Trie-Château and Trie-la-Ville, form an urban area of 12,669 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a satellite town of Paris.

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GeographyEdit

Gisors is located in the Vexin normand region of Normandy, at the confluence of the Epte, Troesne and Réveillon rivers .

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1793 3,021—    
1800 3,650+20.8%
1806 3,277−10.2%
1821 3,339+1.9%
1831 3,533+5.8%
1836 3,364−4.8%
1841 3,624+7.7%
1846 3,616−0.2%
1851 3,653+1.0%
1856 3,694+1.1%
1861 3,654−1.1%
1866 3,573−2.2%
1872 3,834+7.3%
1876 4,047+5.6%
1881 4,362+7.8%
1886 4,359−0.1%
1891 4,462+2.4%
1896 4,681+4.9%
1901 4,861+3.8%
1906 4,888+0.6%
1911 5,508+12.7%
1921 5,494−0.3%
1926 5,564+1.3%
1931 5,868+5.5%
1936 5,867−0.0%
1946 5,078−13.4%
1954 5,670+11.7%
1962 6,398+12.8%
1968 7,329+14.6%
1975 8,069+10.1%
1982 8,732+8.2%
1990 9,481+8.6%
1999 10,884+14.8%
2008 11,681+7.3%

TransportEdit

The Gisors-Embranchement station is the terminus of a Transilien suburban rail service from the Paris Saint-Lazare station.

SightsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bradford Smith, The Foundations of the West - Course Material, Chapter 8 The Age of the Crusades - The Rise of France under Philip Augustus and of St. Louis Archived 2008-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. Oglethorpe University, Summer 2000.
  2. ^ Nicholas Vincent, "William Marshal, King Henry II and the Honour of Chateauroux Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine.", in: Archives: The Journal of the British Record Association vol. 25, no. 102 (2000).
  3. ^ A Thirteenth-Century Minstrel's Chronicle, a translation by Robert Levine of the Récits d'un ménestrel de Reims, a thirteenth-century historical fiction Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine., Mellen Press, Lewiston, 1990.

External linksEdit

  • Official site
  • Gazetteer Entry
  •   "Gisors". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.