Viroflay

Viroflay (French pronunciation: ​[viʁɔflɛ]) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the south-western suburbs of Paris 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from the center and 3 km (1.9 mi) from the Palace of Versailles.

Viroflay
The town hall in Viroflay
The town hall in Viroflay
Coat of arms of Viroflay
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Viroflay
Viroflay is located in France
Viroflay
Viroflay
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Viroflay is located in Île-de-France (region)
Viroflay
Viroflay
Viroflay (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E / 48.8°N 2.167°E / 48.8; 2.167Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E / 48.8°N 2.167°E / 48.8; 2.167
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementVersailles
CantonVersailles-2
IntercommunalityCA Versailles Grand Parc
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Olivier Lebrun[1]
Area
1
3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
16,406
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78686 /78220
Elevation92–176 m (302–577 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town motto is Lux mea lex which is Latin for "Light is my law".

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HistoryEdit

GastronomyEdit

The "Viroflay Omelette" is an omelette stuffed with spinach, ham and gruyère cheese.
The "Monstruous" is a variety of spinach, specific to Viroflay where it used to be cultivated.

TransportEdit

Viroflay is served by Viroflay – Rive Gauche station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line C and on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Viroflay-Rive-Droite station on the Transilien Paris-Saint-Lazare suburban rail line and by Chaville – Vélizy station on Paris RER line C.

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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 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.

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