With an area of 2,284 km�, the d�partement
of Yvelines is located in the r�gion of �le-de-France.
The pr�fecture is Versailles and
the sous-pr�fectures are Mantes-la-Jolie, Rambouillet and Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Neighbouring departments are Eure, Eure-et-Loir, Essonne,
Hauts-de-Seine and Val-d'Oise.
After General de Gaulle's proposed new department name of
Versailles was turned down by the National Assembly, the department was eventually named
after the legendary forest near Paris.
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