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Voisenon

Voisenon
Voisenon
Voisenon

Coordinates: 48°34′16″N 2°39′53″E / 48.5712°N 2.6647°E / 48.5712; 2.6647Coordinates: 48°34′16″N 2°39′53″E / 48.5712°N 2.6647°E / 48.5712; 2.6647

Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Melun-Nord
Intercommunality Melun – Val-de-Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Leloup
Area
 • Land1 3.36 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 1,143
 • Population2 density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77528 / 77950
Elevation 69–96 m (226–315 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.

Voisenon is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department, in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Little village, located 39 kilometres south-east from the center of Paris, Voisenon was mainly known for its 12th century abbey, and then for its renowned local figure, Claude-Henri de Fusée de Voisenon, academician and abbot. Still dedicated to cereal growing, it now enjoys the advantages of its nearest city, Melun, while keeping a country-style atmosphere.

Inhabitants of Voisenon are called Voisenonais.

History

Origins

The etymology is likely to indicate a gaulish presence, but no evidence of this has been found yet.

Fief and earldom

The first mention of the place appears in the 12th century. During the middle age, Voisenon was the Fusée family's fief and was attached to the crown lands of France.

The fall

The Fusée lost the estate in 1790 and 1791.

Contemporary

In 1949, the Château du Jard was given to the Association des paralysés de France, and used as a vocational school for persons with motor disability.

Demographics

In 2007, a total of 1 108 habitants lived in Voisenon, according to the official census.

Transport

The nearest railway station is Melun, served by Melun station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line D, on the Transilien R suburban rail line, and on several national rail lines. It is located 27 kilometres from Paris-Orly Airport, and 50 kilometres from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Official site (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 Voisenon (French)
  • Map of Voisenon on Michelin (English)
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