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Soisy-sur-École

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Coordinates: 48°28′29″N 2°29′50″E / 48.4748°N 2.4972°E / 48.4748; 2.4972Coordinates: 48°28′29″N 2°29′50″E / 48.4748°N 2.4972°E / 48.4748; 2.4972{{#coordinates:48.4748|2.4972|type:city(1390)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Île-de-France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Essonne</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Évry</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Milly-la-Forêt</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Vallée de l'École</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Henri Boulat</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 11.52 km2 (4.45 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 1,390</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 120/km2 (310/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 91599 / 91840</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.</td></tr></table>

Soisy-sur-École is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is 44 kilometers south east of Paris. Inhabitants of Soisy-sur-École are known as Soiséens.

Origin of village name

Known under the name of Sosio between 1108-20, from Sosiaco around 1140, and Soisiacum around 1350. The place was called Soisiacum juxta scolam in 1118 The commune was created in 1793 under the name of Soisy sur Ecolle. The name was introduced in the law bulletin in 1801.

Famous people from the village

  • Marcel Jeanjean (1893-1973), illustrator died there
  • Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), artistic painter and sculptor lived there

Architectural heritage

  • Soisy-sur-École streets are narrow, sinuous and surrounded by stoneware houses.
  • Soisy-sur-École is surrounded with small farms. Montaquoi is located on a mound. It is a little hamlet within the village. It is basically a huge farm and house closed to it. It is a place out of time and appreciated by television producers who chose it as a background.
  • Saint Aignan church is dated from 10th century. It was refurbished in the 1980. Its stained glass window with warm colors give a spiritual and warm feeling to its visitors.
  • The glassmaking art is culturally attractive place from Soisy-sur-École. Glassworker masters and other glassblower make high quality products.

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Soisy-sur-École
The town hall in Soisy-sur-École
The town hall in Soisy-sur-École
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