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Poissy

Poissy
The town hall in Poissy
The town hall in Poissy
Coat of arms of Poissy
Coat of arms
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 Yvelines
Arrondissement Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Canton Poissy-Nord & Poissy-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Karl Olive
Area1 13.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 36,230
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78498 / 78300
Elevation 17–171 m (56–561 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

Poissy is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, 23.8 km (14.8 mi) from the centre of Paris.

In 1561 it was the site of a fruitless Catholic-Huguenot conference, the Colloquy at Poissy. It is known for hosting successively the Automobiles Gregoire, Matford, Ford SAF, Simca, Chrysler, Talbot factories, and now hosts one of France's largest Peugeot factories. Inhabitants are called Pisciacais.

The "Simca Poissy engine" was made here.

Contents

  • Transport 1
  • Economy 2
    • Main companies 2.1
    • Le Technoparc 2.2
  • Highlights 3
  • Culture 4
    • Museums 4.1
    • Cultural facilities 4.2
  • International relations 5
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 5.1
    • Movies 5.2
  • People 6
  • Sport 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Transport

Poissy is served by Poissy station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Economy

Main companies

PSA Peugeot-Citroën

Le Technoparc

Le Technoparc is a Business Park created in 1990, with the intention to facilitate the economic diversification of the city. It occupies about 66 acres on the northeast of PSA Peugeot Citroën factory, bordering the neighbouring commune Achères. The Park welcomes 150 companies employing a total of 2,000 employees. It also hosts The Charles-de-Gaulle High School and The Training Centre for the Employees in Pharmacy (ACPPAV) gathering 1,500 high school students and students. Two business incubator, a heliport, the Chamber of Commerce of Yvelines-Val d'Oise, two hotels, a sports centre and a municipal technical centre are also located there.

Highlights

Dimanche à Poissy by Meissonier, 1851
  • The "Noyau de Poissy" is a liquor based on macerated or distilled apricot pits, a local tradition since early 18th century.[1]

Culture

Museums

  • Musée du jouet, shows 800 games and toys dating between 1850 and 1950.
  • Musée d'art et d'histoire.

Cultural facilities

  • La salle Molière (theater);
  • Cinema;
  • Library Christine de Pizan;
  • Library André-Malraux.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Poissy is twinned with:

Movies

People

Sport

  • Skatepark
  • The golf of Béthemont
  • Stadium Léo-Lagrange, built in 1945
  • Swimming pool des Migneaux and swimming pool Saint-Exupéry

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ Noyau de Poissy website (French)

External links

  • Poissy website (in French)
  • Collegiale de Poissy The birth city of Saint Louis
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