Location of Yvelines in France
|Subprefectures|| Mantes-la-Jolie |
|• President of the General Council||Pierre Bédier|
|• Total||2,284 km2 (882 sq mi)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/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.|
Yvelines (French pronunciation: [ivlin] (
Yvelines was created from the western part of the former department of Seine-et-Oise on 1 January 1968 in accordance with a law passed on 10 January 1964 and a décret d'application (a decree specifying how a law should be enforced) from 26 February 1965. It inherited Seine-et-Oise's official number of 78.
It gained the communes of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble from the adjacent department of Essonne in 1969.
The departmental capital, Versailles, which grew up around Louis XIV's château, was also the French capital for more than a century under the Ancien Régime and again between 1871 and 1879 during the early years of the Third Republic. Since then the château has continued to welcome the French Parliament when it is called upon to sit in a congressional sitting (with both houses sitting together) in order to enact constitutional changes or to listen to a formal declaration by the president.
Yvelines is bordered by the departments of Val-d'Oise on the north, Hauts-de-Seine on the east, Essonne on the southeast, Eure-et-Loir on the southwest, and Eure on the west.
The eastern part of the department, as well as its northern part along the Seine, is part of the Paris metropolitan area, but the rest of the department is rural, much of it covered by the Forest of Rambouillet (also known as the Forest of Yveline, from which the name of the department is derived).
Besides Versailles (the prefecture) and the subprefectures of Mantes-la-Jolie, Rambouillet, and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, important cities include Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Poissy, Les Mureaux, Houilles, Plaisir, Sartrouville, Chatou, Le Chesnay, and the new agglomeration community of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
Two regional parks can be found in Yvelines: the Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse and part of the Park of Vexin Français.
Yvelines is home to one of France's best known golf courses, La Tuilerie-Bignon, in the village of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche.
|1||Versailles|| Versailles-1 |
|9||Les Mureaux||Les Mureaux||Mantes-la-Jolie||31,487|
|13||Le Chesnay||Le Chesnay||Versailles||28,640|
In French, a man from the Yvelines is called Yvelinois (plural Yvelinois); a woman is Yvelinoise (plural Yvelinoises).
Population development since 1876:
Former Prime Minister of France Michel Rocard, was an MP for the department in the French Socialist Party.
|Yvelines's 1st constituency||Didier Baichère||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 2nd constituency||Jean-Noël Barrot||MoDem|
|Yvelines's 3rd constituency||Béatrice Piron||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 4th constituency||Marie Lebec||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 5th constituency||Yaël Braun-Pivet||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 6th constituency||Natalia Pouzyreff||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 7th constituency||Rodrigue Kokouendo||MoDem|
|Yvelines's 8th constituency||Michel Vialay||The Republicans|
|Yvelines's 9th constituency||Bruno Millienne||MoDem|
|Yvelines's 10th constituency||Aurore Bergé||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 11th constituency||Nadia Hai||La République En Marche!|
|Yvelines's 12th constituency||Florence Granjus||La République En Marche!|
Seine-et-Oise was a département of France encompassing the western, northern, and southern parts of the metropolitan area of Paris. Its préfecture (capital) was Versailles and its official number was 78. Seine-et-Oise was abolished in 1968 as part of the reorganization of the départements of the Paris metropolitan area.
The Oise is a river of Belgium and France, flowing for 341 kilometres (212 mi) from its source in the Belgian province of Hainaut, south of Chimay. It crosses the border with France after about 20 kilometres (12 mi). It flows into the Seine at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a north-western suburb of Paris. Its main tributary is the Aisne. It gave its name to the French departments of Oise and Val-d'Oise.
Louveciennes is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, between Versailles and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and adjacent to Marly-le-Roi.
The 4 arrondissements of the Yvelines department are:
The arrondissement of Mantes-la-Jolie is an arrondissement of France in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region. It has 109 communes. Its population is 271,436 (2016), and its area is 759.0 km2 (293.1 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Rambouillet is an arrondissement of France in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region. It has 83 communes. Its population is 228,196 (2016), and its area is 987.3 km2 (381.2 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Saint-Germain-en-Laye is an arrondissement of France in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region. It has 44 communes. Its population is 518,220 (2016), and its area is 350.9 km2 (135.5 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Versailles is an arrondissement of France in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region. It has 23 communes. Its population is 413,956 (2016), and its area is 187.2 km2 (72.3 sq mi).
The Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Ouest, often referred to simply as L'Ouest or Ouest, was an early French railway company.
The following is a list of the 21 cantons of the Yvelines department, in France, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
Achères is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. It is located 23.7 km (14.7 mi) from the center of Paris.
Transilien Paris-Saint-Lazare is one of the sectors in the Paris Transilien suburban rail network. The trains on this sector depart from Paris-Saint-Lazare in central Paris, as well as from Noisy-le-Roi station in the suburbs. Transilien services from Paris – Saint-Lazare are part of the SNCF Saint-Lazare rail network. There are two groups of Transilien lines in the Saint-Lazare sector, marked "J" and "L".
Chavenay, also known as Vallon de Chavenay, is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located close to Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and Versailles.
Buc is a commune in the Yvelines department and Île-de-France region of north central France.
Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Horseless Carriages Contest, was a pioneering city-to-city motoring competition in 1894 which is sometimes described as the world's first competitive motor race.
Louis-Martin Berthault was a French architect, decorator, engraver and landscape artist.
Neuville–Université is a train station in Neuville-sur-Oise, in Val d'Oise department, in France.
The Communauté urbaine Grand Paris Seine et Oise is the communauté urbaine, an intercommunal structure, covering the western suburbs of Paris. It is located in the Yvelines department, in the Île-de-France region, northern France. It was created in January 2016 by the merger of the previous communautés d'agglomération Mantes-en-Yvelines, Deux Rives de la Seine, Poissy-Achères-Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Seine & Vexin and the communautés de communes Coteaux du Vexin and Seine-Mauldre. Its population was 411,100 in 2014. Its seat is in Aubergenville.