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Savigny-le-Temple

Savigny-le-Temple
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Savigny-le-Temple
Intercommunality Sénart
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Line PICHERY
Area1 11.97 km2 (4.62 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 25,398
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77445 / 77176
Elevation 58–91 m (190–299 ft)
(avg. 77 m or 253 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.

Savigny-le-Temple is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne Department of France in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, 33.2 km (20.6 mi) from the center of Paris. It is the largest commune in the "new town" of Sénart, created in the 1970s.

History

During the French Revolution, Savigny-le-Temple (meaning "Savigny the temple") was temporarily renamed Savigny-sur-Balory (meaning "Savigny upon Balory", after the small Balory river). It was also temporarily renamed Savigny-le-Port (meaning "Savigny the port"). These changes were probably motivated by the religious connotation of the word "temple".

Demographics

Inhabitants of Savigny-le-Temple are called Savigniens.

Personalities

  • Claude Makélélé, football player (Real Madrid, Chelsea, PSG), grew up in Savigny-le-Temple.
  • Olivier Bernard, football player (Newcastle United, Southampton, Glasgow Rangers), grew up in Savigny-le-Temple.
  • [[Clément Chantôme
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