Bondy

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Bondy
Bondy Zone commerciale.jpg
Coat of arms of Bondy
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°54′08″N 2°28′58″E / 48.9022°N 2.4828°E / 48.9022; 2.4828Coordinates: 48°54′08″N 2°28′58″E / 48.9022°N 2.4828°E / 48.9022; 2.4828
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Bobigny
Area
 • Land1 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 53,503
 • Population2 density 9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93010 / 93140

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.

Bondy (French pronunciation: ​[bɔ̃.di]) is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.9 km (6.8 mi) from the centre of Paris.

Name[edit]

The name Bondy was recorded for the first time around AD 600 as Bonitiacum, meaning "estate of Bonitius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

History[edit]

During the Middle Ages Bondy was primarily forest. The forest of Bondy was a well-known haunt of bandits and robbers and was extremely dangerous.

On 3 January 1905, a third of the territory of Bondy was detached and became the commune of Les Pavillons-sous-Bois.

On 30 October 2007, a gas explosion killed one person and injured 47 people.

Bondy and its integration into Paris is the subject of part of the second-last chapter of Graham Robb's book Parisians.

Personalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Bondy in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
72.2% 27.8%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
3.6% 2.7% 3.4% 18.1%
¹This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Administration[edit]

Bondy is divided into two cantons:

Transport[edit]

Bondy is served by Bondy station on Paris RER line E.

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