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Yvelines
Coat of Arms of Yvelines
Details
Information
Number78
RegionÎle-de-France
PrefectureVersailles
SubprefecturesMantes-la-Jolie
Rambouillet
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 8th
1,354,304
593 /kmò
Area2,284 kmò
Arrondissementss4
Cantons39
Communes262
President of the
general council
Franck Borotra
Location
Location of Yvelines in France

Yvelines is a French département in the région of Île-de-France.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics
4 Tourism
5 Politics of Yvelines
6 External links

History

Yvelines was created from the western part of the no longer existing département of Seine-et-Oise on January 1, 1968 in accordance with a law passed on January 10, 1964 and a décret d'application (a decree specifying how a law should be enforced) from February 26, 1965.

It gained the communess of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble from the adjacent département of Essonne in 1969.

Geography

Yvelines is bordered by the départements 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 département, as well as its northern part along the Seine, are part of the Paris metropolitan area, but the rest of the départment is rural, much of it covered by the Rambouillet Forest.

Besides Versailles (the prefecture) and the subprefectures, important cities include Sartrouville, Poissy, Les Mureaux, Houilles, Conflas-Sainte-Honorine, Plaisir, and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Two parcs naturels régionaux can be found in Yvelines: the parc de la Haute Vallée de Chevreuse and part of the parc du Vexin Français.

See also Map of Yvelines.

Demographics

A person from Yvelines is called Yvelinois in French.

Tourism

Palaces and Châteaux

Museums

Artist's and Writer's Houses

Parks and Gardens

Politics of Yvelines

Senators from Yvelines

External links



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