Bures-sur-Yvette

Bures-sur-Yvette is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Bures-sur-Yvette
The town hall of Bures-sur-Yvette

Coat of arms
Location of Bures-sur-Yvette
Bures-sur-Yvette
Bures-sur-Yvette
Coordinates: 48°41′49″N 2°09′50″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementPalaiseau
CantonGif-sur-Yvette
IntercommunalityCA Paris-Saclay
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Jean-François Vigier
Area
1
4.17 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
9,875
  Density2,400/km2 (6,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91122 /91440
Elevation56–163 m (184–535 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Inhabitants of Bures-sur-Yvette are known as Buressois.

Geography

Bures-sur-Yvette is located in the Vallée de Chevreuse on the river Yvette, along which the RER line B is laid. The stations on the line serving the commune are Bures-sur-Yvette and La Hacquinière. Adjacent communes are Orsay, Gif-sur-Yvette, Gometz-le-Châtel, and Les Ulis. The small town is also twinned with Crewkerne UK.

Research

Bures-sur-Yvette hosts the greater part of the Orsay campus of the University of Paris-Sud (Paris XI), as well as the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS).

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.


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