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Courdimanche (Municipality, Val-d'Oise, France)

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[Flag of Courdimanche] image by Arnaud Leroy

Source: Mairie de Courdimanche

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Presentation of the city

Courdimanche is a city of 6,000 inhabitants. The ancient village of Courdimanche is located on a small hill, which is represented on the coat of arms both by the mount and the chevron. In 1990, the new borough of Sainte-Apolline was created under the hill.

Courdimanche is part 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.), Eragny (15,000 inh.), Osny (12,000 inh.), Vauréal (12,000 inh.), Menucourt (5,000 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, 4 September 2002

Description of the flag

The flag of Courdimanche is white with the municipal coat of arms. The name of the city is written in big black Capital letters below the shield.
According to the GASO website, the arms of Courdimanche are said to have belonged to Philippe de Courdimanche, a relative of the former Counts of Meulan (XIIth century). The mount and the chevron represent the hill on which the ancient village of Courdimanche was built.

Ivan Sache, 4 September 2002