Élancourt

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Élancourt
Commune
Neighbourhood of Clef de Saint-Pierre and Élancourt Hill
Neighbourhood of Clef de Saint-Pierre and Élancourt Hill
Coat of arms of Élancourt
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°47′05″N 1°57′32″E / 48.7847°N 1.9589°E / 48.7847; 1.9589Coordinates: 48°47′05″N 1°57′32″E / 48.7847°N 1.9589°E / 48.7847; 1.9589
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Maurepas
Intercommunality Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2001 - (in office)) Jean-Michel Fourgous
Area1 8.51 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 28,038
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78208 /78990
Elevation 100–175 m (328–574 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Élancourt is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, 30.6 km (19.0 mi) from the center of Paris, in the "new town" of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Transport[edit]

St. Medardus' Church
Commandry of the Villedieu

Élancourt is not linked directly to the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Élancourt is La Verrière (SNCF) on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail lines. This station is located in the neighbouring commune of La Verrière, 1.4 km (0.9 mi) from the town center of Élancourt.

Tourism[edit]

France Miniature is a tourist attraction in Élancourt featuring scale models of major French landmarks and monuments in an outdoor park.

Education[edit]

The commune has 13 preschools and 10 elementary schools.[1]

Public junior high schools in Élancourt:[2]

  • Collège de l’Agiot
  • Collège de la Clef de Saint-Pierre
  • Collège Louis Pergaud

In addition the community is served by Collège Alexandre Dumas and two public senior high schools/sixth form colleges, Lycée Dumont d’Urville and Lycée Polyvalent des 7 Mares, all in nearby Maurepas.[2]

Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University provides tertiary educational services in the area.[3]

Twin towns[edit]

Élancourt is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les groupes scolaires." Élancourt. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Collèges et Lycées." Élancourt. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "L’Université." Élancourt. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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