Meulan-en-Yvelines

Meulan-en-Yvelines (French pronunciation: ​[mølɑ̃ ɑ̃.n‿ivlin]; formerly just Meulan) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It hosted part of the sailing events for the 1900 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Paris, and would do so again twenty-four years later.

Meulan-en-Yvelines
Town hall (Hôtel de ville)
Town hall (Hôtel de ville)
Coat of arms of Meulan-en-Yvelines
Location of Meulan-en-Yvelines
Meulan-en-Yvelines is located in France
Meulan-en-Yvelines
Meulan-en-Yvelines
Meulan-en-Yvelines is located in Île-de-France (region)
Meulan-en-Yvelines
Meulan-en-Yvelines
Coordinates: 49°00′24″N 1°54′26″E / 49.0067°N 1.9072°E / 49.0067; 1.9072Coordinates: 49°00′24″N 1°54′26″E / 49.0067°N 1.9072°E / 49.0067; 1.9072
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementMantes-la-Jolie
CantonLes Mureaux
IntercommunalityCU Grand Paris Seine et Oise
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Cécile Zammit-Popescu[1]
Area
1
3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
9,005
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78401 /78250
Elevation18–117 m (59–384 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

In 1435 as a part of the Hundred Years' War, Ambroise de Loré and Jean de Dunois defeated the English nearby.[3]

Meulan hosted the first regatta in the sailing event at the 1900 Summer Olympics.

HeraldryEdit

The Coat of Arms of Meulan-en-Yvelines is blazoned as:

Azure semy-de-lys or, a chief chequy or and gules of four tiers.

The shield of arms is composed of the ancient arms of France, granted to the village as an augmentation of honour by Henri IV in 1590, with a chief displaying the first four tiers of the chequy or and gules arms of the ancient Counts of Meulan.

Notable PeopleEdit

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Meulan is twinned with:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "State, Great Officers of" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. Access on July 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Comité de Jumelage". ville-meulan.fr (in French). Meulan-en-Yvelines. Retrieved 2019-11-19.