Samois-sur-Seine

Samois-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Samois-sur-Seine
The River Seine in Samois-sur-Seine
The River Seine in Samois-sur-Seine
Coat of arms of Samois-sur-Seine
Coat of arms
Location of Samois-sur-Seine
Samois-sur-Seine is located in France
Samois-sur-Seine
Samois-sur-Seine
Samois-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Samois-sur-Seine
Samois-sur-Seine
Coordinates: 48°27′10″N 2°45′02″E / 48.4528°N 2.7506°E / 48.4528; 2.7506Coordinates: 48°27′10″N 2°45′02″E / 48.4528°N 2.7506°E / 48.4528; 2.7506
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementFontainebleau
CantonFontainebleau
IntercommunalityCA Pays de Fontainebleau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Robinet
Area
1
6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
2,053
 • Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77441 /77920
Elevation41–115 m (135–377 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is located near Fontainebleau.

CultureEdit

It is famous for being the town to which Django Reinhardt retired, and hosts an annual jazz festival in his honor. It was also the home to Reverchon Industries, a major global bumper car and other amusement ride producer. It is the birthplace of French jazz singer Cyrille Aimée.[2] It has a lively community, with a Primary school, a weekly market, a baker, a butcher, two café/bars, several restaurants and hotels. A bus also provides a link to the nearby town of Fontainebleau/Avon.

 
Île du Berceau, where the Django Reinhardt festival takes place

DemographicsEdit

Inhabitants of Samois-sur-Seine are called Samoisiens

Historical population of Samois-sur-Seine
(Source: Cassini[3] and INSEE 1 January 2009[4])
Year19621968197519821990199920062007
Population13801373157415741916223620212062
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Literary reference and namesakeEdit

The town is mentioned in the 1954 novel Story of O as the location of the fictional mansion managed by Anne-Marie, a lesbian dominatrix. In 1978, the name Samois was adopted by a lesbian-feminist BDSM organization based in San Francisco that existed from 1978 to 1983. It was the first lesbian BDSM group in the United States.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Ronni Reich, October 21, 2012, Star-Ledger, Cyrille Aimee wins the first Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition, Retrieved February 22, 2015, "...instantly recognizable sound: a soft, girlish buzz with a touch of an Edith Piaf-like quaver....Aimée honed her skills growing up in the village of Samois-sur-Seine, ... In 2007, she was named winner of the first and public prizes at the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition. ... rhythmically driven style"...
  3. ^ "Population avant le recensement de 1962". Cassini. Retrieved 22 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Recensement de la population au 1er janvier 2007". INSEE. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  5. ^ Jeffreys, Sheila (1993). The Lesbian Heresy. North Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Spinifex. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-875559-17-6.

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