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Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 2°36′00″E / 48.8833°N 2.6000°E / 48.8833; 2.6000

Commune of Chelles

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Location
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Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Chelles
Intercommunality Marne et Chantereine
Mayor Jean-Paul Planchou
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 36–106 m (118–348 ft)
Land area1 16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Population2 51,035  (2007)
 - Density 3,131 /km2 (8,110 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 77108/ 77500
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chelles is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region 18 km (11 mi). (11.5 miles) from the center of Paris.

The commune of Chelles is part of the Porte de Paris sector, one of the four sectors in the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée.

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History

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Paleolithic artefacts were discovered by chance at Chelles by the pioneering nineteenth-century anthropologist Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821-1898); he named the corresponding cultural stage of the Paleolithic after the commune: «Chellean», nowadays known as «Oldowan».

At the Merovingian villa of Calae the abbey of Notre-Dame-des-Chelles was founded by Balthild, a seventh-century queen of the Franks. It was largely demolished at the time of the French Revolution.

Geography

There are two main streets in Chelles, Avenue Foch and Avenue de la Résistance. Avenue de la Résistance

Demographics

The inhabitants are called Chellois.

Transport

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Chelles is served by Chelles – Gournay station on Paris RER line Paris rer E jms.svg and on the Transilien Paris – Est suburban rail line.

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