Location of Seine-et-Marne in France
|Subprefectures|| Fontainebleau |
|• President of the Departmental Council||Patrick Septiers (UDI)|
|• Total||5,915 km2 (2,284 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries and lakes, ponds and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Seine-et-Marne (French pronunciation: [sɛn e maʁn] ( listen )) is a department in the Île-de-France region in Northern France. Named after the rivers Seine and Marne, it is the region's largest department with an area of 5,915 square kilometres (2,284 square miles); it roughly covers its western half. In 2016, it had a population of 1,397,665. Its prefecture is Melun, although both Meaux and Chelles have larger populations.
Seine-et-Marne is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790 during the French Revolution in application of the law of 22 December 1789. It had previously belonged to the former province of Île-de-France.
Seine-et-Marne forms a part of the Île-de-France region; the department covers 49% of the region's land area. It is bordered by Val-d'Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Essonne to the west; Loiret and Yonne to the south; Aube and Marne to the east; and Aisne and Oise to the north. It is served by RER A, RER B, RER D and RER E amongst other services.
Melun is Seine-et-Marne's prefecture. Fontainebleau, Meaux, Provins and Torcy are its subprefectures. The department comprises part of Paris's outer western suburbs, as well as part of Charles de Gaulle Airport in the northwest, including a majority of its terminals. The department has many natural reserves, notably Brie and Gâtinais. The department's highest point of the is butte Saint-George (215 m).
Seine-et-Marne has a temperate Atlantic climate. The average rainfall is based upon that of Fontainebleau, giving an average rainfall of 650 mm (25.6 in), which is higher than the average of Île-de-France: 600 mm (23.6 in). Average temperature in Melun during the 1953–2002 period was 3.2 °C (37.8 °F) for January and 18.6 °C (65.5 °F) for July.
The storm of 26 December 1999 led to five deaths in Seine-et-Marne and caused several trees to fall.
People from Seine-et-Marne are known as the Seine-et-Marnais.
Originally Seine-et-Marne was very rural and lightly populated. Over the past 50 years, however, its population has tripled, due to the development of the Paris conurbation and the building of new towns in the northwest of the region. The population was estimated to be 1,267,496 inhabitants in 2006. The region has changed from consisting only of small villages to forming a large part of the Paris conurbation.
Seine-et-Marne as a whole shares a sister city relationship with Orlando, Florida, United States, as both host Disney theme parks.
|Born in metropolitan France||Born outside metropolitan France|
|Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1||EU-15 immigrants2||Non-EU-15 immigrants|
|1 This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as Pieds-Noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.|
2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.
With 60 percent of the region used as farmland, Seine-et-Marne is where most agricultural activity occurs within Île-de-France. Cereals and sugar beet are the principal exports from Seine-et-Marne.
The other key industrial structures are the refinery at Grandpuits and the Safran Aircraft Engines research plant at Villaroche. The new town of Marne-la-Vallée is the centre of tourism in Seine-et-Marne in terms of number of visitors, mainly due to the Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park theme parks at Disneyland Paris.
The Departmental Council of Seine-et-Marne has 46 seats. Councillors are elected for six-year terms (no term limits) across the department's 23 cantons (two per canton). Since 2018, Patrick Septiers of the Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) has served as President of the Departmental Council.
In the National Assembly, Seine-et-Marne is represented by:
|Seine-et-Marne's 1st constituency||Aude Luquet||Democratic Movement|
|Seine-et-Marne's 2nd constituency||Valérie Lacroute||The Republicans|
|Seine-et-Marne's 3rd constituency||Jean-Louis Thiériot||Union of Democrats and Independents|
|Seine-et-Marne's 4th constituency||Christian Jacob||The Republicans|
|Seine-et-Marne's 5th constituency||Patricia Lemoine||Agir|
|Seine-et-Marne's 6th constituency||Jean-François Parigi||The Republicans|
|Seine-et-Marne's 7th constituency||Rodrigue Kokouendo||La République En Marche!|
|Seine-et-Marne's 8th constituency||Jean-Michel Fauvergue||La République En Marche!|
|Seine-et-Marne's 9th constituency||Michèle Peyron||La République En Marche!|
|Seine-et-Marne's 10th constituency||Stéphanie Do||La République En Marche!|
|Seine-et-Marne's 11th constituency||Olivier Faure||Socialist Party|
In the Senate, Seine-et-Marne is represented by:
Oise is a department in the north of France. It is named after the river Oise. Inhabitants of the department are called Oisiens or Isariens, after the Latin name for the river, Isara.
Seine-Saint-Denis is a French department located in the Île-de-France region and in the Grand Paris. Locally, it is often referred to colloquially as quatre-vingt treize or neuf trois, after its official administrative number, 93.
Val-de-Marne is a French department, named after the Marne River, located in the Île-de-France region. The department is situated to the southeast of the city of Paris and in the Grand Paris.
Val-d'Oise is a French department, created in 1968 after the split of the Seine-et-Oise department and located in the Île-de-France region. It gets its name from the Oise River, a major tributary of the Seine, which crosses the region after having started in Belgium and flowed through north-eastern France. Charles de Gaulle Airport, France's main international airport is partially located in Roissy-en-France, a commune of Val d'Oise.
The following is a list of the 507 communes of the Seine-et-Marne department of France.
Meaux is a commune on the Marne River in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is 41.1 km (25.5 mi) east-northeast of the center of Paris.
The following is a list of the 23 cantons of the Seine-et-Marne department, in France, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
The Île-de-France is the most populous of the eighteen regions of France. Centered on the capital Paris, it is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Région Parisienne. Île-de-France is densely populated and retains a prime economic position on the national stage: though it covers only 12,012 square kilometres, about 2% of metropolitan French territory, its estimated 2020 population of 12,278,210 was nearly one-fifth of the national total; its economy accounts for nearly one-third of the French gross domestic product.
The arrondissement of Melun is an arrondissement of France in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region. It has 59 communes. Its population is 278,808 (2016), and its area is 617.1 km2 (238.3 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Fontainebleau is an arrondissement of France in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region. It has 85 communes. Its population is 156,193 (2016), and its area is 1,228.5 km2 (474.3 sq mi).
The 5 arrondissements of the Seine-et-Marne department are:
The arrondissement of Provins is an arrondissement of France in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region. It has 176 communes. Its population is 187,405 (2016), and its area is 2,360.8 km2 (911.5 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Torcy is an arrondissement of France in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region. It has 43 communes. Its population is 432,090 (2016), and its area is 354.8 km2 (137.0 sq mi).
Chessy is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located 30.6 km (19.0 mi) from the center of Paris.
Île-de-France is a province of France encompassing the north-central departments of Val-d’Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Ville-de-Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Essonne, and Yvelines. It is bounded by the regions of Picardy (Picardie) to the north, Champagne-Ardenne to the east, Burgundy (Bourgogne) to the southeast, Centre to the south, and Haute-Normandie to the northwest. Its capital is Paris and it has an area of 4,637 square miles, and a population of 11,491,000 (2006).
GR 11 is a long-distance footpath in the Île-de-France region of France. It is part of an extensive national network of rural hiking trails. It follows a circular route around Paris, going through the départements of Val d'Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Essonne and Yvelines. Towns passed through include Chantilly, Senlis, Fontainebleau, Provins, Mantes-la-Jolie and Chevreuse. The circle is much wider than that followed by the GR 1, which also rings Paris.
Fontenay-Trésigny is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.
Neufmoutiers-en-Brie is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.
The Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a French chamber of commerce that supports businesses in Paris and the Île-de-France, created on 1 January 2013 through a merger of several smaller chambers of commerce.
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