Meulan-en-Yvelines ([mœlɑ̃.ɑ̃.n‿ivlin]; formerly 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.
Town hall (Hôtel de ville)
|Intercommunality||CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Guy Poirier|
|3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||18–117 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.|
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.
Twin towns - sister citiesEdit
Meulan is twinned with:
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- Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 20 May 1900 sailing mixed open results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
- 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 582–3. (in French)
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