|Residents||1,438,266 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||629 inhabitants per km²|
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The Yvelines [ iˈvlin ] department is the French department with serial number 78. It is located in the western part of the Île-de-France region in the greater Paris area and is named after the former name of the Rambouillet forest .
The Yvelines department is bordered by the Eure department to the north-west, the Val-d'Oise department to the north, the Hauts-de-Seine department to the east, the Essonne department to the south-east and the Eure-et-Loir department to the west .
The north of the department is traversed by the Seine in a westerly direction . In the south lies the forest of Rambouillet (Fôret de Rambouillet) , the eastern part of which extends into the Regional Nature Park de la Haute-Vallée de Chevreuse .
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Megalithic systems are also found in the Yvelines department . Of the 17 attested to, 8 are still preserved. At least four have been identified at Épône, including the Pierres de La Justice . The Neolithic collective graves have different shapes, all of which can be found in Yvelines: Allée couverte, the dolmens , the hypogeum and unique pieces such as the Allée sépulcrale of Bonnières-sur-Seine . Depending on the size of the complex, they can contain hundreds of burials as well as plenty of grave goods, including cut axes and flint blades , ceramics, bone tools, slate objects and jewelry.
The department was created in 1968 when the Seine-et-Oise department was divided into three smaller departments. The serial number 78 differs from the alphabetical order , as the number of the dissolved department Seine-et-Oise was transferred to Yvelines.
In view of the number of inhabitants that corresponds to that of Munich and a largely contiguous settlement area, the communal structure of Yvelines is highly fragmented. The most populous municipalities in the Yvelines department are:
The department is represented in the following parliaments:
- by 12 members of the French parliament in the Assemblée nationale and six senators in the Senate ,
- by a member of the European Parliament ,
- through 28 regional councils in the regional council ( conseil régional ) of Île-de-France .
The Départementrat ( conseil départemental ) of the Yvelines has 42 members ( conseillers départementaux ).
The Yvelines department is divided into 4 arrondissements, 21 cantons and 259 communes:
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- List of communes in the Yvelines department
- List of cantons in the Yvelines department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Yvelines department
The climate of the Yvelines is a mixture of oceanic influences from the west and continental influences from the east, but weakened by the self-warming of the greater Paris area. It's also not very humid, with an average annual rainfall of just 600mm. The strong westerly winds protect the Yvelines relatively well from air pollution from Paris . Thunderstorm locations are common in summer. The areas on the Seine in the north and south are particularly affected by local deviations (microclimate) .
Yvelines is home to numerous plants in the automotive industry (Citroën, Peugeot, Renault), the aerospace and defense industries, and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
- Yvelines. 78 . In: La Grande Encyclopédie . 20 volumes, Larousse, Paris 1971–1976, p. 14749 (French).
- http://www.yvelines.fr/elus/ accessed on August 12, 2012
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