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Saint-Méry

Saint-Méry
Commune
Saint-Méry is located in France
Saint-Méry
Saint-Méry
Location within Île-de-France region
Saint-Méry is located in Île-de-France (region)
Saint-Méry
Saint-Méry
Coordinates: 48°34′41″N 2°49′37″E / 48.5781°N 2.8269°E / 48.5781; 2.8269
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Nangis
Intercommunality CC Brie des Rivières et Châteaux
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacky Blondelot
Area1 9.94 km2 (3.84 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 396
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 77426 /77720
Elevation 73–113 m (240–371 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.

Saint-Méry is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

History

Towards the end of the seventh century, Saint Mederic, abbot of Saint-Martin d'Autun, set off on a pilgrimage to the tombs of Saint Denis and Saint Germain, in Paris, in the company of a young monk named Frodulphe. The road was long because the abbot, aging and tired, had to stop often to take rest. It was thus that Mederic and Frodulphe halted at a deserted spot near Paris, where a chapel was then erected to commemorate the pilgrim abbe, whose charity, piety, and miracles had struck the people. Soon some houses came to group around the building placed under the name of Saint-Médéric said Saint-Merry, Saint-Merri or Saint-Méry.[1]

Demographics

Population

Inhabitants of Saint-Méry are called Médériciens.

The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the censuses of the population carried out in the commune since 1793. From 2006, the legal populations of the communes are published annually by INSEE. The census is now based on an annual collection of information, successively covering all municipal territories over a period of five years. For municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, a census survey of the whole population is carried out every five years, while the legal populations of the intermediate years are estimated by interpolation or extrapolation.

See also

References

  1. ^ Vita S. Mederici - Jacques-Gabriel Bulliot, Essai historique de l'Abbaye de Saint-Martin d'Autun, chap. V, p. 83.

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