Bois-Colombes

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Bois-Colombes
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°55′03″N 2°16′06″E / 48.9175°N 2.2683°E / 48.9175; 2.2683Coordinates: 48°55′03″N 2°16′06″E / 48.9175°N 2.2683°E / 48.9175; 2.2683
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Bois-Colombes
Government
 • Mayor Yves Révillon
Area1 1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 27,793
 • Density 14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92009 / 92270

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.

Bois-Colombes is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9 km (5.6 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. International companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, IBM and AVIVA have their French quarter in Bois Colombes. The current mayor of Bois Colombes is Yves Révillon.

Notre-Dame de Bon Secours
Blason ville fr Bois-Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine).svg

History[edit]

The commune of Bois-Colombes (literally "Dove Woods") was created on 13 March 1896 by detaching its territory from the commune of Colombes.

Transport[edit]

Bois-Colombes is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Bois-Colombes and Les Vallées.

Rue des Bourguignons

Personalities[edit]

Town hall

International relations[edit]

Bois-Colombes is twinned with

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