|Paris and inner ring départements|
|Elevation||39–57 m (128–187 ft)
(avg. 45 m or 148 ft)
|Land area1||6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)|
|- Density||7,168 /km2 (18,570 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||93008/ 93000|
|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.|
Bobigny (French pronunciation: [bo.bi.ɲi]) is a commune, or town, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris. Bobigny is the préfecture (capital) of the Seine-Saint-Denis département, as well as the seat of the Arrondissement of Bobigny. It is only the 12th-largest commune in Seine-Saint-Denis (1999 census).
Inhabitants are called Balbyniens.
The arms of Bobigny are blazoned :
The village of Bobigny was under the saint Andrew, hence the cross of Saint Andrew (saltire). The small shield in the middle evokes the agricultural nature of the commune.
Valeo has management branches (Valeo Transmissions group and Valeo Friction Materials group) here. It was also the manufacturing base by Meccano of French Dinky Toys from 1933 to 1971.
During WW II, approximately 20,000 Jews were shipped from a railway station in Bobigny. Their ultimate destination was the Nazi camps.
Bobigny is the place where the registrations for the guns bought for the war before 1930s are kept.
Bobigny is the birthplace of:
- Charles Itandje (born 1982), football goalkeeper
- Gaël Monfils, tennis player
- Valentin Courrent, rugby player
In March 2010, employees of Pier Import took two managers hostage in Bobigny in a dispute over what was going to happen to the staff as the firm closed its stores in France.
International relations 
Bobigny is twinned with:
See also 
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- Official website (in French)
- aerial photos
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