Coupvray

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The town hall in Coupvray
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Coordinates: 48°53′33″N2°47′38″E / 48.8925°N 2.7939°E / 48.8925; 2.7939 Coordinates: 48°53′33″N2°47′38″E / 48.8925°N 2.7939°E / 48.8925; 2.7939
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Serris
Intercommunality Val d'Europe Agglomération
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Martine Dogit
Area
1
8.09 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
2,864
  Density350/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77132 /77700
Elevation41–132 m (135–433 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Coupvray (French:  [kuvʁɛ] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

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People

Coupvray was the birthplace and home of Louis Braille. Braille's home is now a museum. Braille's hands are buried in Coupvray as a symbol of Louis’ system of touch reading, the rest of his body is buried in the Panthéon, Paris.

Points of interest

The Castle of Rohan, built over the period 1596–1602 by Hercule de Rohan, Duke of Montbazon, is another visitor attraction, although it is now mostly in ruins. Disneyland Resort Paris is also nearby.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Coupvray are known as Cupressiens.

Education

The commune has the Groupe scolaire Francis et Odette Teisseyre, a school group including one preschool and one elementary school. The collège (junior high school) Etablissement Louis Braille in Esbly serves Coupvray, and the assigned senior high school is the Lycée Pierre de Coubertin in Meaux. [2]

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. "Etablissements scolaires Archived 2009-03-05 at the Wayback Machine ." Coupvray. Retrieved on September 3, 2016. "Le lycée d'affectation lié à la carte scolaire est le Lycée Pierre de Coubertin, chaussée de Paris à Meaux"