Alfortville

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Alfortville
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°48′18″N 2°25′26″E / 48.805°N 2.4239°E / 48.805; 2.4239Coordinates: 48°48′18″N 2°25′26″E / 48.805°N 2.4239°E / 48.805; 2.4239
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Créteil
Canton Alfortville-Nord and Alfortville-Sud
Intercommunality Plaine Centrale du Val-de-Marne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Rouquet
Area
 • Land1 3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 44,371
 • Population2 density 12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94002 / 94140
Elevation 27–37 m (89–121 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Alfortville (French pronunciation: ​[al.fɔʁ.vil]) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

History[edit]

The commune of Alfortville was created on 1 April 1885 from part of the commune of Maisons-Alfort.

Transport[edit]

Alfortville is served by two stations on Paris RER line D: Maisons-Alfort – Alfortville and Le Vert de Maisons.

Alfortville is located at only 500 meters from the metro station Ecole vétérinaire de Maisons Alfort on Paris Métro Line 8

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1886 6,603 —    
1891 7,984 +20.9%
1896 11,634 +45.7%
1901 15,980 +37.4%
1906 17,455 +9.2%
1911 18,267 +4.7%
1921 22,779 +24.7%
1926 24,896 +9.3%
1931 29,473 +18.4%
1936 30,078 +2.1%
1946 27,940 −7.1%
1954 30,195 +8.1%
1962 32,332 +7.1%
1968 35,023 +8.3%
1975 38,057 +8.7%
1982 36,231 −4.8%
1990 36,119 −0.3%
1999 36,232 +0.3%
2006 42,743 +18.0%
2009 44,278 +3.6%

Personalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Alfortville is twinned with:

There is also a twinning convention with the Armenian region of Ashtarak since 1993.

Armenian community[edit]

Armenian community of Alfortville is very significant. There is an Armenian Apostolic Church located south of the city. It's an important place for the Armenian community, which is very significant in Alfortville.

There is a street named after Komitas Vartabed, Misak Manouchian, and the city of Yerevan. A roundabout has recently been named Place d'Achtarak after the Armenian city Ashtarak.

Alfortville is twinning convention with the Armenian cities of Ashtarak (since 1993), Oshakan (since 2001).

On 3 May 1984, the Armenian Genocide memorial of Alfortville was bombed by a hit-team headed by Grey Wolves member Abdullah Catli and paid by the Turkish MİT intelligence agency.[1]

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