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Gif-sur-Yvette

Summary
Gif-sur-Yvette (ʒif syʁ ivɛt, literally Gif on Yvette) is a commune in south-western Ile de France, France. It is located from the center of Paris. Geography The town is crossed by and named after the river Yvette. The total area is and is green spaces and woods. Place names The town of Gif-sur-Yvette is composed of sections:
  • in the valley: The Rougemonts, The Mérantaise, The Mairie, The Féverie, Coupières, Damiette, Courcelle, l'Abbaye, les Coudraies;
  • on the Moulon Plateau: The Moulon (uninhabited, aside from a research and educational institute);
  • on the Hurepoix Plateau: The Hacquinière, Belleville (created before the war) and Chevry (created in the 1970s, and equipped with infrastructure).
Also, the commune's territory includes many forests such as the Hacquinière Wood and the d'Aigrefoin Wood. Commune's neighbors The neighboring communes of Gif-sur-Yvette are Villiers-le-Bâcle, Saint-Aubin, Saclay, Orsay, Bures-sur-Yvette, Gometz-le-Châtel,
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