Bagnolet

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Bagnolet
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Coat of arms of Bagnolet
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°52′09″N 2°25′05″E / 48.8692°N 2.4181°E / 48.8692; 2.4181Coordinates: 48°52′09″N 2°25′05″E / 48.8692°N 2.4181°E / 48.8692; 2.4181
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Bobigny
Canton Bagnolet
Government
 • Mayor Marc Everbecq
Area1 2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 34,595
 • Density 13,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93006 / 93170
Elevation 57–119 m (187–390 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.

Bagnolet is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from the center of Paris. Its inhabitants are called Bagnoletais.

History[edit]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, a small part of the commune of Bagnolet was annexed to the city of Paris. At the same time, the commune of Charonne was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Bagnolet, and Montreuil. Bagnolet received a small part of the territory of Charonne.

On 24 July 1867, a part of the territory of Bagnolet was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Romainville and a part of the territory of Pantin to create the commune of Les Lilas.

The town used to be the home of the Château de Bagnolet.

Transport[edit]

Bagnolet is served by Gallieni station on Paris Metro line 3.

Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Support for Georges Ibrahim Abdallah[edit]

In December 2013, the city's council voted to make Georges Ibrahim Abdallah an "honorary resident." The city council's motion (which did not mention Abdallah's role in the murder of Charles R. Ray) described him as a “communist activist” and a “political prisoner” who “belongs to the resistance movement of Lebanon" and is a "determined defender of the Palestinian just cause." The motion stated that Abdallah's release was being denied “primarily because of the intervention of the US government" and "To call for his liberation, the municipal council declares him an honorary citizen of Bagnolet."[1]

In July 2014, the administrative court in Montreuil revoked the city's motion to grant Abdallah honorary citizenship.[2]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Bagnolet is twinned with:

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