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Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Intermunicipal Authority, Yvelines, France)


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Flag of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 24 May 2015

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Presentation of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

The Communauté urbaine de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (CASQY, locally known as SQY, pronounced "sky"; 114,419 inhabitants in 2011; 6,924 ha; website) groups the seven municipalities of Élancourt, Guyancourt, La Verrière, Magny-les-Hameaux, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Trappes and Voisins-le-Bretonneux.
Established in its present legal form in 2004, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines was one of the five villes nouvelles (new towns) designed in the 1970s to organize the territories around Paris that faced a demographic and economical boom:
- Évry (1969);
- Cergy-Pontoise (1969);
- Marne-la-Vallée (1972);
- Melun-Sénart (1973);
- Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (1970).

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is named for the department of Yvelines and for a chapel, disappeared long ago, dedicated to St. Quentin of Amiens, an early Christian saint particularly venerated in the north of France. The chapel was one of the several places where pilgrims could invoke the saint's relics.

Ivan Sache, 24 May 2015

Flag of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

The flag of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (photo) is white with the logo (or, more exactly, the compact version of the official logo) of the intermunicipal authority.
The flag hoisted in front of the hoisted in front of the National Velodrome of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines has the URL of the website written in black letter beneath the logo. spelled "Saint-Quentin-en-".

Ivan Sache, 24 May 2015