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Traditional provinces: Ile-de-France, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne
Area: 1,804 km2
Population (1995): 1,145,900 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Etampes, Palaiseau
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 41 cantons, 196 communes.
The department is named after the river Essonne (90 km), tributary of Seine.
It was created in 1964 when the former department of Seine-et-Oise (78) was divided.