Arcueil

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Arcueil
Maison des Gardes, part of the Guise Castle
Maison des Gardes, part of the Guise Castle
Coat of arms of Arcueil
Coat of arms
Arcueil is located in France
Arcueil
Arcueil
Coordinates: 48°48′27″N 2°20′10″E / 48.8075°N 2.3361°E / 48.8075; 2.3361Coordinates: 48°48′27″N 2°20′10″E / 48.8075°N 2.3361°E / 48.8075; 2.3361
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Intercommunality Val de Bièvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Breuiller
Area
 • Land1 2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 19,548
 • Population2 density 8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94003
Elevation 42–105 m (138–344 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.

Arcueil is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3 km (3.3 mi) from the center of Paris.

Name[edit]

The name Arcueil was recorded for the first time in 1119 as Arcoloï, and later in the 12th century as Arcoïalum, meaning "place of the arches" (Latin radical arcus, "arch", and Celtic suffix -ialo, "clearing, glade", "place of"), in reference to the Roman aqueduct carrying water to the Roman city of Lutetia (modern Paris). Still standing, the arches of the Roman aqueduct are still visible since the Middle Ages, crossing the Bièvre River valley near Arcueil.

History[edit]

The commune of Arcueil was officially renamed Arcueil-Cachan in 1894, after the hamlet of Cachan located within the commune. On 26 December 1922, Cachan seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan and became a commune in its own right. The reduced commune of Arcueil-Cachan was renamed simply Arcueil.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,338 —    
1800 1,168 −12.7%
1806 1,200 +2.7%
1821 1,439 +19.9%
1831 1,809 +25.7%
1836 1,746 −3.5%
1841 1,734 −0.7%
1846 2,701 +55.8%
1851 3,071 +13.7%
1856 2,957 −3.7%
1861 4,078 +37.9%
1866 5,024 +23.2%
1872 5,258 +4.7%
1876 5,299 +0.8%
1881 6,067 +14.5%
1886 6,465 +6.6%
1891 6,088 −5.8%
1896 7,064 +16.0%
1901 8,425 +19.3%
1906 9,237 +9.6%
1911 11,319 +22.5%
1921 14,966 +32.2%
1926 12,559 −16.1%
1931 16,200 +29.0%
1936 16,590 +2.4%
1946 16,340 −1.5%
1954 18,067 +10.6%
1962 20,224 +11.9%
1968 21,877 +8.2%
1975 20,330 −7.1%
1982 20,064 −1.3%
1990 20,334 +1.3%
1999 18,061 −11.2%
2006 19,129 +5.9%
2009 19,548 +2.2%

Economy[edit]

Orange France, a subsidiary of France Télécom, has its headquarters in Arcueil.[1]

Transport[edit]

Arcueil is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Laplace and Arcueil – Cachan.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

the 3rd Arceuil aqueduct, completed in 1900, and still supplying 145 000 m3 a day to Paris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange France." Businessweek. Retrieved on 6 October 2009.
  2. ^ Arcueil, rue d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. Arcueil: Centre Culturel Communal Erik Satie, 2006 ISBN 2-9526850-0-2
  3. ^ http://www.curie.fr/fondation/musee/marie-pierre-curie.cfm/lang/_gb.htm
  4. ^ http://dailyroutines.typepad.com/daily_routines/2009/01/erik-satie.html Erik Satie's daily routine
  5. ^ http://www.westerncape.gov.za/eng/pubs/news/2006/jun/137558 Cape of Good Hope Gateway article

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