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Country  France
No. of communes  13
Seat  Cergy
Region  Île-de-France
Department  Val-d'Oise, Yvelines
Established  2004
Website  www.cergypontoise.fr

Weather  9°C, Wind SW at 16 km/h, 93% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Cergy‑Pontoise University, École nationale supérieur, ECAM‑EPMI

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Cergy-Pontoise ([sɛʁʒi pɔ̃twɑz]) is a new town and an agglomeration community in France, in the Val-d'Oise department, northwest of Paris on the river Oise. It owes its name to two of the communes that it covers, Cergy and Pontoise. Its population is 199,143 (2012), in an area of 84.2 km2. Created in the 1970s, it became an agglomeration community in 2004.

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Composition

As of 2015, the communauté d'agglomération Cergy-Pontoise consists of thirteen communes:

  • Boisemont
  • Cergy
  • Courdimanche
  • Éragny-sur-Oise
  • Jouy-le-Moutier
  • Maurecourt
  • Menucourt
  • Neuville-sur-Oise
  • Osny
  • Pontoise
  • Puiseux-Pontoise
  • Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
  • Vauréal
  • Except Maurecourt, which is in the Yvelines department, all communes are part of the Val-d'Oise department.

    Population

    Since the establishment of the new agglomeration, the population has quadrupled over forty years.

    History

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    In the 1960s, faced by the fast development of Paris and its suburbs, it was decided to control and balance it by creating several new cities around Paris.

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    To the north, the choice was made on the surroundings of Pontoise. The old city was to be integrated in a much larger unit, whose center would be Cergy, at the time not more than a village. From 1965, the establishment of the new city was to be done in several stages:

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  • April 16, 1969: creation of the publicly owned "Établissement public d'aménagement" (EPA)
  • 1971: creation of the Syndicat communautaire d'aménagement (SCA).
  • August 11, 1972: official creation of the new city of Cergy-Pontoise, gathering fifteen communes (the eleven current ones, and Boisemont, Boissy-l'Aillerie, Méry-sur-Oise and Pierrelaye).
  • 1983: the law Rocard amended the new cities.
  • 1984: Syndicat d'agglomération nouvelle (SAN) replaces the SCA, four communes left the structure (the four mentioned above)
  • December 31, 2002: end of the mission and dissolution of the EPA, following the completion of the new city.
  • January 1, 2004: transformation of the SAN into a communauté d'agglomération.
  • 2004: Boisemont becomes the 12th commune of Cergy-Pontoise.
  • Public transport

    Bus services are provided by the Stivo (formerly StAN).

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    Rail services are provided by both the SNCF and the RATP. Two RER lines begin within the new town.

    Economy

    Subaru France and Bandai France have their head office in Cergy Pontoise.

    In the media

    Cergy-Pontoise Urbanisme de CergyPrfecture Wikiwand
  • L'enfance d'une ville, a 1975 movie by Eric Rohmer
  • I as in Icarus, a 1979 movie by Henri Verneuil
  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends, a 1987 movie by Eric Rohmer
  • Water Lilies, a 2007 movie by Céline Sciamma
  • Twinnings

    Cergy-Pontoise is a sister city to the planned cities of

  • Columbia, Maryland, United States
  • Tres Cantos, Spain
  • Erkrath, Germany
  • West Lancashire, England (Which includes the planned town of Skelmersdale.)
  • References

    Cergy-Pontoise Wikipedia


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