|— Commune —|
|Intercommunality||CU Grand Paris Seine et Oise|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Guy Poirier|
|Area1||3.46 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||78401 / 78250|
|Elevation||18–117 m (59–384 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.|
Meulan-en-Yvelines ([mœ.lɑ̃.n‿ɑ̃.n‿i.vlin]; formerly Meulan) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It hosted part of the sailing events for the 1900 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Paris, and would do so again twenty-four years later.
History[edit | edit source]
Heraldry[edit | edit source]
The Coat of Arms of Meulan-en-Yvelines is blazoned as:
Azure semy-de-lys or, a chief chequy or and gules of four tiers.
The shield of arms is composed of the ancient arms of France, granted to the village as an augmentation of honour by Henri IV in 1590, with a chief displaying the first four tiers of the chequy or and gules arms of the ancient Counts of Meulan.
People[edit | edit source]
- Abdoulaye Doucoure, footballer
- Frederic Esther, boxer
- Kevin Mendy, basketball player
- M'Baye Niang, footballer
- Ibrahim Sacko, footballer
- Maurice Thiriet, (1906–1972), composer
- Yannick Zachee, basketball player
- David Douillet, judoka
Twin towns[edit | edit source]
Meulan is twinned with;
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Sports-reference.com Summer Olympics Paris 20 May 1900 sailing mixed open results. Accessed 14 November 2010.
- 1924 Olympics official report. pp. 582–3. (French)
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