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Poissy
Poissy (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°55′46″N2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456 Coordinates: 48°55′46″N2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Poissy
Intercommunality CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Karl Olive
Area
1
13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01) [1]
37,388
  Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78498 /78300
Elevation17–171 m (56–561 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Poissy (French pronunciation:  [pwasi] ) 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, 23.8 km (14.8 mi) from the centre of Paris. Inhabitants are called Pisciacais.

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In 1561 it was the site of a fruitless Catholic-Huguenot conference, the Colloquy of Poissy. It is known for hosting successively the Automobiles Gregoire, Matford, Ford SAF, Simca, Chrysler, Talbot factories, and now hosts one of France's largest Peugeot factories. The "Simca Poissy engine" was made here.

Transport

Poissy is served by Poissy station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Economy

Main companies

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PSA Peugeot-Citroën

Technoparc

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Technoparc

Technoparc is a Business Park created in 1990, with the intention to facilitate the economic diversification of the city. It occupies about 66 acres on the northeast of PSA Peugeot Citroën factory, bordering the neighbouring commune Achères. The Park welcomes 150 companies employing a total of 2,000 employees. It also hosts The Charles-de-Gaulle High School and The Training Centre for the Employees in Pharmacy (ACPPAV) gathering 1,500 high school students and students. Two business incubator, a heliport, the Chamber of Commerce of Yvelines-Val d'Oise, two hotels, a sports centre and a municipal technical centre are also located there.

Highlights

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Dimanche à Poissy by Meissonier, 1851

Culture

Museums

Cultural facilities

Poissy in film

Education

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Collège Jean Jaurès

Poissy has ten public preschools, ten public elementary schools, two junior high schools, two senior high schools, a combined junior-senior high school, along with a private preschool and elementary school. [4]

Public secondary schools:

Private elementary schools:

Hospital

International relations

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Boulevard de Pirmasens in Poissy

Poissy is twinned with:

People

Sport

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Stadium Léo-Lagrange

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2017". INSEE . Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. Noyau de Poissy website (in French)
  3. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4168502/locations?ref_=tt_ql_dt_6
  4. "Les établissements scolaires ." Poissy. Retrieved on September 2, 2016.