Last modified: 2010-11-12 by ivan sache
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Source: Mairie d'Eragny
Eragny is a municipality of ca. 15,000 inhabitants, located on the river Oise (as can be seen and even read on the municipal flag).
Eragny is a member of the ville nouvelle of Cergy-Pontoise,
along with the municipalities of Cergy
(50,000 inh.), Pontoise (29,000 inh.), Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
(19,000 inh.), Jouy-le-Moutier (17,000
inh.), Osny (12,000 inh.), Vauréal
(12,000 inh.), Menucourt (5,000 inh.),
Courdimanche (4,500 inh.),
Neuville-sur-Oise (1,000 inh.), and
Puiseux-Pontoise (175 inh.).
A ville nouvelle (new city) is a city created close to an important urban area, in which both economical and residence functions are expected to develop. The basic idea was to develop new harmonious areas where people could both work and live. This would have decreased the traffic problems in dense urban areas and restrict the growth of the crowded traditional cities.
The villes nouvelles created around Paris are Cergy-Pontoise (north-west), Marne-la-Vallée (east), Melun-Senart (south-east), Evry-Ville-Nouvelle (South-East), and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (south-west).
Ivan Sache, 5 January 2002