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Coordinates: 48°41′20″N 2°22′42″E / 48.6889°N 2.3783°E / 48.6889; 2.3783
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The Camille Flammarion Observatory in Juvisy-sur-Orge
The Camille Flammarion Observatory in Juvisy-sur-Orge
Coat of arms of Juvisy-sur-Orge
Location of Juvisy-sur-Orge
Juvisy-sur-Orge is located in France
Juvisy-sur-Orge is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°41′20″N 2°22′42″E / 48.6889°N 2.3783°E / 48.6889; 2.3783
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Lamia Bensarsa Reda[1]
2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
 • Density8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
DemonymFrench: juvisien(ne)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91326 /91260
Elevation32–92 m (105–302 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Juvisy-sur-Orge (French pronunciation: [ʒyvizi syʁ ɔʁʒ] , literally Juvisy on Orge) is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is located 18 km south-east of Paris, a few kilometres south of Orly Airport.

The site of the town has been occupied from ancient times; it is noted in Julius Caesar's book about the Gallic Wars. Centuries later, it became an important place under the French monarchy, as a royal hotel. It would also be used as a post relay, the first one on the road to Fontainebleau. It became a major road and railway junction in the 1840s after its railway station was built in 1840, and after 1893 was the first city surrounding Paris with a bridge crossing the river Seine.

Most of the city was destroyed in April 1944 by an Allied bombing as the city was the only one surrounding Paris that had such a big railway station and had railway lines going to most of France's major cities. It was then rebuilt between 1945 and the 1970s.

The city is today known for Gare de Juvisy, the fourth largest and most-frequented railway station in the Grand Paris.[citation needed]



Neighboring communes:

The city is located 18 km south from Paris, in the Grand Paris. It has access from the National Road N°.7 (Route nationale 7) and is 10 km north of Évry.

Juvisy-sur-Orge is served by Juvisy station on Paris RER (Réseau express régional, i.e. Regional Express Network) lines C and D.



Starting from 1883, Juvisy-sur-Orge is the location of astronomer Camille Flammarion's observatory, which today belongs to the Société astronomique de France. The town is also the site of the 1740 Pyramid erected to memorialize the work of Jean Picard and Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in measuring the Earth's circumference.

It is the burial site of author Raymond Queneau, also now represented by the Bibliothèque-Médiathèque Raymond Queneau.[3]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 12,628—    
1975 13,671+1.14%
1982 12,305−1.49%
1990 11,818−0.50%
1999 11,937+0.11%
2007 14,153+2.15%
2012 15,188+1.42%
2017 16,667+1.88%
Source: INSEE[4]

Notable people


See also



  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021" (in French). The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ Landru, Philippe (31 December 2008). "JUVISY-SUR-ORGE (91) : ancien cimetière". Landru Cimetieres (in French). Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2001). Contemporary theatre, film, and television. Gale Research Company. p. 6. ISBN 9780787651091.
  6. ^ "Efemérides de la música popular, 13 de octubre". Efe Eme (in Spanish). 13 October 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  7. ^ Birnbaum, Michael (9 January 2015). "Who is kosher market suspect Amedy Coulibaly?". Washington Post. Retrieved 1 May 2019.