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Coupvray

Coupvray
Coupvray is located in France
Coupvray
Coupvray
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Thorigny-sur-Marne
Intercommunality Val d'Europe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Dogit
Area1 8.09 km2 (3.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,829
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77132 / 77700
Elevation 41–132 m (135–433 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.

Coupvray (pronounced: ) is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Contents

  • People 1
  • Points of interest 2
  • Demographics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

People

Coupvray was the birthplace and home of Louis Braille. Braille's home is now a museum.

Points of interest

The Castle of Rohan, built over the period 1596–1602 by Hercule de Rohan, Duke of Montbazon, is another visitor attraction, although it is now mostly in ruins. Disneyland Resort Paris is also nearby.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Coupvray are known as Cupressiens.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Official Web site of the village of Coupvray (French)
  • 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (English)
  • French Ministry of Culture list for Coupvray (French)
  • Map of Coupvray on Michelin (English)
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