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Essonne (Department, France)

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Presentation of Essonne

Code: 91
Region: Île-de-France
Traditional provinces: Île-de-France, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne

Area: 1,804 km2
Population (2006): 1,198,273 inhabitants

Préfecture: Évry
Sous-préfectures: Étampes, Palaiseau
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 196 communes.

The department is named after the river Essonne (90 km), tributary of Seine.

The Law of 10 July 1964 on the reorganization of the region of Paris, with effect on 1 January 1968, suppressed the departments of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. The department of Essonne was made of 198 municipalities from Seine-et-Oise.
Decree of 21 November 1969 transferred the municipalities of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble to the department of Yvelines. Decree of 30 September 1974 merged the former municipality of Dommerville (Eure-et-Loir) into the municipality of Angerville (Essonne).

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009


Flag of the former General Council of Essonne

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Flag of the former General Council of Essonne - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 December 2005

The flag of the former General Council of Essonne, as seen on 21 June 2009 in Le Coudray-Montceaux during a sports event sponsored by the General Council, was blue with a white lettering "Essonne / LE CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL".

Ivan Sache, 22 June 2009


Intermunicipal Authorities

Communauté d'agglomération Les Portes de l'Essonne

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Flag of the Communauté d'agglomération Les Portes de l'Essonne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 February 2017

The Communauté d'agglomération Les Portes de l'Essonne (CALPE, 102,766 inhabitants in 2010, 2,871 ha) was founded on 23 November 2000, as a Communaut&ecute; de Communes, by the municipalities of Athis-Mons (31,434 inh.), Juvisy-sur-Orge (16,160 inh.), and Paray-Vieille-Poste (7,378 inh.). Transformed in 2009 into a Communauté d'agglomération, the CALPE was subsequently joined by the municipalities of Morangis (12,583 inh.) and Savigny-sur-Orge (37,075 inh.).
CALPE was suppressed on 1 January 2016, following the establishemnt of Métropole du Grand Paris (MGP); the five municipalities were incorporated in September 2016 to the T12 Division of MGP (Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre).

The flag of CALPE (photo) was white with the logo of the authority.

Olivier Touzeau, 17 February 2017


Communauté d'agglomération Seine-Essonne

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Flag of the Communauté d'agglomération Seine-Essonne - Image by Ivan Sache, 22 June 2009

The Communauté d'agglomération Seine-Essonne (CASE, 65,089 inhabitant in 2010, 4,759 ha) was founded on 19 December 2002, superseding the Communauté de Communes Corbeil-Essonne - Le Coudray-Montceaux, whic had been founded in 1996. CASE is made of the municipalities of Corbeil-Essonnes (43,086 inh.), Le Coudray-Montceaux (4,708 inh.), Étiolles (3,073 inh.) Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil (7,174 inh.), and Soisy-sur-Seine (7,48 inh.).
CASE was suppressed on 1 January 2016, after its merger with other interurban authorities to form the Communauté d'agglomération Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart.

The flag of CASE, as seen on 21 June 2009 in Le Coudray-Montceaux during a sports event sponsored by the authority, was white with the logo of CASE.
The logo of CASE was made of a disk divided blue-green with a sinuous white line, recalling the letters "S" and "E" for the two rivers for which the community is named, the Seine and the Essonne, surmonted by "Seine Essonne / COMMUNAUTÉ D'AGGLOMÉRATION" in black letters.

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Former (?) flag of the Communauté d'agglomération Seine-Essonne - Photo by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2009

During the same sports event, an other flag representing CASE was used, white with a different logo. The disk is divided by a dark blue line (instead of white), "Seine / Essonne", written in black italic letters is partially written on the disk, and "COMMUNAUTÉ D'AGGLOMÉRATION" is placed in an arched pattern just above the disk.

Ivan Sache, 22 June 2009