Trappes

Trappes (French: [tʁap] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the Yvelines department, region of Île-de-France, north-central France. It is a banlieue located in the western suburbs of Paris, 26.7 km (16.6 mi) from the center of Paris, in the new town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Trappes
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Trappes
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Trappes
Trappes is located in France
Trappes
Trappes
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Trappes is located in Île-de-France (region)
Trappes
Trappes
Trappes (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 2°00′09″E / 48.7775°N 2.0025°E / 48.7775; 2.0025Coordinates: 48°46′39″N 2°00′09″E / 48.7775°N 2.0025°E / 48.7775; 2.0025
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementVersailles
CantonTrappes
IntercommunalitySaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Ali Rabeh
Area
1
13.47 km2 (5.20 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
32,120
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78621 /78190
Elevation143–174 m (469–571 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

TransportEdit

Trappes is served by Trappes station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail lines.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793561—    
1800616+9.8%
1806584−5.2%
1821638+9.2%
1831718+12.5%
1836739+2.9%
1841799+8.1%
1846809+1.3%
1851910+12.5%
1856830−8.8%
1861774−6.7%
1866812+4.9%
1872918+13.1%
1876976+6.3%
1881986+1.0%
18861,069+8.4%
1891965−9.7%
18961,086+12.5%
YearPop.±%
19011,114+2.6%
19061,096−1.6%
19111,270+15.9%
19211,352+6.5%
19261,641+21.4%
19312,604+58.7%
19363,419+31.3%
19463,216−5.9%
19544,885+51.9%
19629,643+97.4%
196816,799+74.2%
197522,895+36.3%
198229,763+30.0%
199030,878+3.7%
199928,812−6.7%
200729,327+1.8%
201229,774+1.5%
201732,584+9.4%
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting
Source: Cassini[2] and INSEE[3]

CrimeEdit

The suburb is known for gang violence and poverty.[4] It also has Islamists among its large Muslim population, with 50 local people suspected of having left France to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, according to security sources quoted by AFP news agency.[4] According to the French government, 67 people from Trappes have joined the Islamic State and others have carried out attacks inside France.[citation needed]

In July 2013, Trappes police station was attacked by a mob of French Muslims in response to the arrest of a man who had assaulted a police officer during an identity check on his entirely veiled wife (face covering is illegal in France).[5][6][7] A man on the terrorism watch list of the French police, killed his mother and sister with a knife in Trappes on August 23, 2018. Amaq News Agency claimed responsibility on behalf of the Islamic State group. French interior minister Gérard Collomb however stated he was a man with mental issues rather than someone inspired by the organisation.[8]

EducationEdit

There are 36 municipal preschools and primary schools in Trappes.[9]

The community has three junior high schools:[10]

Senior high schools/sixth form colleges:[10]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Trappes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
19.5
(67.1)
23.5
(74.3)
28.0
(82.4)
30.9
(87.6)
35.4
(95.7)
37.6
(99.7)
39.1
(102.4)
34.6
(94.3)
29.0
(84.2)
21.0
(69.8)
16.8
(62.2)
39.1
(102.4)
Average high °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
7.6
(45.7)
11.5
(52.7)
14.7
(58.5)
18.5
(65.3)
21.7
(71.1)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
20.5
(68.9)
15.7
(60.3)
10.1
(50.2)
6.7
(44.1)
15.2
(59.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
1.3
(34.3)
3.6
(38.5)
5.5
(41.9)
9.1
(48.4)
12.1
(53.8)
14.0
(57.2)
13.8
(56.8)
11.0
(51.8)
8.2
(46.8)
4.3
(39.7)
2.0
(35.6)
7.2
(45.0)
Record low °C (°F) −15.8
(3.6)
−15.6
(3.9)
−10.5
(13.1)
−4.1
(24.6)
−1.2
(29.8)
0.1
(32.2)
2.0
(35.6)
4.0
(39.2)
−0.5
(31.1)
−5.2
(22.6)
−8.9
(16.0)
−14.3
(6.3)
−15.8
(3.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59.4
(2.34)
50.0
(1.97)
53.7
(2.11)
54.9
(2.16)
63.9
(2.52)
53.7
(2.11)
61.7
(2.43)
53.7
(2.11)
51.4
(2.02)
68.8
(2.71)
57.1
(2.25)
65.9
(2.59)
694.2
(27.33)
Average precipitation days 11.1 10.1 10.9 9.6 10.6 8.6 8.3 7.8 8.3 10.4 10.9 11.7 118.5
Average relative humidity (%) 89 84 79 75 76 76 75 76 81 86 89 89 81.3
Source 1: Météo France[11][12]
Source 2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity, 1961–1990)[13]

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Trappes, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ "Population en historique depuis 1968". INSEE. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Knifeman 'kills relatives' in Paris suburb". 23 August 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "6 held over violence in France after police check veiled woman". Reuters. Toronto Sun. 20 July 2013.
  6. ^ "France veil row sparks Trappes unrest". BBC News. 21 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Trouble in Trappes". The Economist.
  8. ^ "Man on Terror Watch List Kills Relatives Near Paris, Officials Say".
  9. ^ "Les écoles maternelles et élémentaires". Ville de Trappes-en-Yvelines.
  10. ^ a b "Collèges, lycées et études supérieures & professionnelles". Ville de Trappes-en-Yvelines.
  11. ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Trappes" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  12. ^ "Climat Île-de-France" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Trappes (78) - altitude 167m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved January 5, 2016.

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