Place:Étampes, Essonne, France

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NameÉtampes
Alt namesEtampessource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Michel: Dictionnaire des Communes (1984); USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Étampessource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCommune
Coordinates48.433°N 2.167°E
Located inEssonne, France
Also located inSeine-et-Oise, Île-de-France, France    
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Étampes is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located south-southwest from the center of Paris (as the crow flies). Étampes is a sub-prefecture of the Essonne department.

Étampes, together with the neighboring communes of Morigny-Champigny and Brières-les-Scellés, form an urban area of 26,604 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a "satellite city" of Paris.

History

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Étampes existed at the beginning of the 7th century and in the early Middle Ages belonged to the crown domain. During the Middle Ages it was the scene of several councils, the most notable of which took place in 1130 and resulted in the recognition of Innocent II as the legitimate pope. In 1652, during the war of the Fronde it suffered severely at the hands of the royal troops under Turenne.

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