Samois-sur-seine

Samois-sur-Seine
Samois-sur-Seine
Samois-sur-Seine

Coordinates: 48°27′10″N 2°45′02″E / 48.4528°N 2.7506°E / 48.4528; 2.7506Coordinates: 48°27′10″N 2°45′02″E / 48.4528°N 2.7506°E / 48.4528; 2.7506

Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Fontainebleau
Canton Fontainebleau
Intercommunality Pays de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Robinet
Area
 • Land1 6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,077
 • Population2 density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77441 / 77920
Elevation 41–115 m (135–377 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.

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

It is located near Fontainebleau.

Culture

It is famous for being the town to which Django Reinhardt retired, and hosts an annual jazz festival in his honor. It is also the home to Reverchon Industries, a major global bumper car and other amusement ride producer.

It has a lively community, with a Primary school, a weekly market, a baker, a butcher, two café/bars, several restaurants and hotels. A bus also provides a link to the nearby town of Fontainebleau/Avon.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Samois-sur-Seine are called Samoisiens

Historical population of Samois-sur-Seine
(Source : Cassini[1] and INSEE 1 January 2009[2])
Year 19621968197519821990199920062007
Population 13801373157415741916223620212062
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • The Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival
  • Reverchon Website
  • 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 Samois-sur-Seine (French)
  • Map of Samois-sur-Seine on Michelin (English)
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