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Meulan en Yvelines

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Country  France
Department  Yvelines
Intercommunality  Vexin-Seine
Area  3.46 km²
Arrondissement  Mantes-la-Jolie
Region  Île-de-France
Canton  Meulan
Population (2006)  8,803
Local time  Monday 10:10 AM
Meulan-en-Yvelines
Weather  11°C, Wind SW at 19 km/h, 74% Humidity

Meulan-en-Yvelines (formerly Meulan) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It hosted part of the sailing events for the 1900 Summer Olympics held in neighboring Paris, and would do so again twenty-four years later.

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Map of Meulan-en-Yvelines, France

History

In 1435 as a part of the Hundred Years' War, Ambroise de Loré and Jean de Dunois defeated the English nearby.

Heraldry

The Coat of Arms of Meulan-en-Yvelines is blazoned as:

Azure semy-de-lys or, a chief chequy or and gules of four tiers.

The shield of arms is composed of the ancient arms of France, granted to the village as an augmentation of honour by Henri IV in 1590, with a chief displaying the first four tiers of the chequy or and gules arms of the ancient Counts of Meulan.

People

  • Abdoulaye Doucoure, footballer
  • Frederic Esther, boxer
  • Kevin Mendy, basketball player
  • M'Baye Niang, footballer
  • Ibrahim Sacko, footballer
  • Maurice Thiriet, (1906–1972), composer
  • Yannick Zachee, basketball player
  • David Douillet, judoka
  • Twin towns

    Meulan is twinned with;

  • Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Taufkirchen (bei München), Germany
  • Arraiolos, Portugal
  • References

    Meulan-en-Yvelines Wikipedia


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