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Jouy-le-Moutier (Municipality, Val-d'Oise, France)

Last modified: 2010-11-13 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Jouy-le-M.] image by Arnaud Leroy

Source: Mairie de Jouy-le-Moutier


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Presentation of the city

Jouy-le-Moutier is a municipality of c. 17,000 inhabitants. Moutier is the ancient name given to a monastery (from Latin monasterium), still common in toponyms (Noirmoutier, Moutiers, Romainmotier, Marmoutier).

Jouy-le-Moutier 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.), Eragny (15,000 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, 31 January 2002


Description of the flag

The flag of Jouy-le-Moutier is white with the municipal logo placed in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 31 January 2002