Poissy

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Poissy
Chambourcy Vue de Poissy.jpg
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°55′46″N 2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456Coordinates: 48°55′46″N 2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementSaint-Germain-en-Laye
CantonPoissy-Nord & Poissy-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020)Karl Olive
Area113.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population (2006)236,230
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code78498 / 78300
Elevation17–171 m (56–561 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)

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.
 
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Poissy
Chambourcy Vue de Poissy.jpg
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°55′46″N 2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456Coordinates: 48°55′46″N 2°02′44″E / 48.9294°N 2.0456°E / 48.9294; 2.0456
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementSaint-Germain-en-Laye
CantonPoissy-Nord & Poissy-Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020)Karl Olive
Area113.28 km2 (5.13 sq mi)
Population (2006)236,230
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code78498 / 78300
Elevation17–171 m (56–561 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)

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.

Poissy is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, 23.8 km (14.8 mi) from the centre of Paris.

In 1561 it was the site of a fruitless Catholic-Huguenot conference, the Colloquy at Poissy. It is known for hosting successively Automobiles Gregoire, Matford, Ford SAF, Simca, Chrysler, Talbot factories, now one of France's largest Peugeot factories. Inhabitants are called Pisciacais.

The name of this town will be used to name an iconic brand engine Simca-Talbot, the "Poissy engine".

Transport[edit]

Poissy is served by Poissy station on Paris RER line A and on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Economy[edit]

Main companies[edit]

PSA Peugeot-Citroën

Le Technoparc[edit]

Le Technoparc is a Business Park created in 1990, with the intention to facilitate the economic diversification of the city. It occupies about 66 acres on the northeast of PSA Peugeot Citroën factory, bordering the neighbouring commune Achères. The Park welcomes 150 companies employing a total of 2,000 employees. It also hosts The Charles-de-Gaulle High School and The Training Centre for the Employees in Pharmacy (ACPPAV) gathering 1,500 high school students and students. Two business incubator, a heliport, the Chamber of Commerce of Yvelines-Val d'Oise, two hotels, a sports centre and a municipal technical centre are also located there.

Highlights[edit]

Dimanche à Poissy by Meissonier, 1851

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Poissy is twinned with:

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