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Coordinates: 48°57′37″N 2°53′18″E / 48.9602777778°N 2.88833333333°E / 48.9602777778; 2.88833333333

Commune of Meaux

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Location
Meaux is located in France
Meaux
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Meaux
Canton Meaux-Nord and Meaux-Sud
Intercommunality Pays de Meaux
Mayor Jean-François Copé
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 39–107 m (130–350 ft)
Land area1 14.95 km2 (5.77 sq mi)
Population2 50,673  (2006)
 - Density 3,389 /km2 (8,780 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 77284/ 77284
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.

Meaux is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 41.1 km (25.5 mi) east-northeast from the center of Paris. Meaux is a sub-prefecture of the department and the seat of an arondissement. Although it is the most populous commune in the Seine-et-Marne, it is not the capital, which is Melun.

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Demographics

Inhabitants of Meaux are called Meldois.

Culture

Meaux is known for Brie de Meaux (a variety of Brie cheese) and the local variety of mustard.

Meaux Cathedral

Sport

The town is represented by the CS Meaux association football club.

Transport

Meaux is served by Meaux station on the Transilien Paris – Est suburban rail line and on several national rail lines.

People

  • Joop Zoetemelk -cyclist. Zoetemelk and his French wife owned and operated a hotel in Meaux.
  • Lesgle de Meaux - fictional character. Lesgle (sometimes known as Bousett) was a character in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. In the book, he petitioned for a post office to be created in Meaux.

History

Meaux was the capital of the ancient Gaulish tribe of the Meldi.

See also

References

External links

Bibliography

  • Patrice CROISY : Bibliographie de Meaux (Meaux, 2006-2009). This database includes over 8 000 articles and books on Meaux and neighbourhood. Some of them are in English.
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