Brie-Comte-Robert

Brie-Comte-Robert is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Brie-Comte-Robert
The market square in Brie-Comte-Robert
The market square in Brie-Comte-Robert
Coat of arms of Brie-Comte-Robert
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Brie-Comte-Robert
Brie-Comte-Robert is located in France
Brie-Comte-Robert
Brie-Comte-Robert
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Brie-Comte-Robert is located in Île-de-France (region)
Brie-Comte-Robert
Brie-Comte-Robert
Brie-Comte-Robert (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°41′30″N 2°36′30″E / 48.6917°N 2.6083°E / 48.6917; 2.6083Coordinates: 48°41′30″N 2°36′30″E / 48.6917°N 2.6083°E / 48.6917; 2.6083
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-et-Marne
ArrondissementTorcy
CantonCombs-la-Ville
IntercommunalityCC L'Orée de la Brie
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean Laviolette
Area
1
19.93 km2 (7.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
17,817
 • Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
77053 /77170
Elevation47–104 m (154–341 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Brie-Comte-Robert is on the edge of the plain of Brie and was formerly the capital of the Brie française.

"Brie" comes from the Gaulish briga, meaning "plateau". The "Comte Robert" was Robert I of Dreux who owned the town and was a brother of the King Louis VII.

PopulationEdit

The inhabitants are called Briards.

Historical population of Brie-Comte-Robert
Year19621968197519821990199920062012
Population46896100870610,34711,50113,39715,21016,415
 
Town Hall

SightsEdit

  • The medieval castle
  • Église Saint-Étienne: (13th century) Gothic church, with its original rose window above the quire, wood panels of the 15th century.
  • Hôtel-Dieu: (13th century) this place has been a hospital, then a nunnery. A recent building has been built, using the original facade of the chapel.
  • A stunning market place with beautiful fruit and vegetables arranged almost like art

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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