Saint-Chéron, Essonne

Saint-Chéron (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ ʃeʁɔ̃] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Saint-Chéron
The town hall in Saint-Chéron
The town hall in Saint-Chéron
Coat of arms of Saint-Chéron
Location of Saint-Chéron
Saint-Chéron is located in France
Saint-Chéron
Saint-Chéron
Saint-Chéron is located in Île-de-France (region)
Saint-Chéron
Saint-Chéron
Coordinates: 48°33′16″N 2°07′27″E / 48.5544°N 2.1243°E / 48.5544; 2.1243Coordinates: 48°33′16″N 2°07′27″E / 48.5544°N 2.1243°E / 48.5544; 2.1243
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementÉtampes
CantonDourdan
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Marie Gelé
Area
1
11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
5,134
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91540 /91530
Elevation62–159 m (203–522 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The village is named after Saint Caraunus, a missionary who was murdered by robbers in the vicinity.[2] Inhabitants of Saint-Chéron are known as Saint-Chéronnais.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Les origines du nom", Saint-Chéron (in French), retrieved 2021-08-21

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