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Essonne

Department of France in Île-de-France / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Essonne (French pronunciation: [ɛsɔn] ) is a department in the southern part of the Île-de-France region in Northern France. It is named after the river Essonne. In 2019, it had a population of 1,301,659, across 194 communes.[4]

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Essonne
Château de Courances
Flag of Essonne
Coat of arms of Essonne
Location of Essonne in France
Location of Essonne in France
Coordinates: 48°30′N 02°17′E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
PrefectureÉvry-Courcouronnes
SubprefecturesÉtampes
Palaiseau
Government
  President of the Departmental CouncilFrançois Durovray[1] (LR)
Area
  Total1,804 km2 (697 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
  Total1,313,768
  Rank14th
  Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
GDP
  Total€58.462 billion (2021)
  Per capita€44,500 (2021)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number91
Arrondissements3
Cantons21
Communes194
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries and lakes, ponds and glaciers larger than 1 km2
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Essonne was formed on 1 January 1968, when Seine-et-Oise was split into smaller departments. Its prefecture is Évry-Courcouronnes. Its INSEE and postcode number is 91.

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