Cachan in the foreground, with the Medici Aqueduct in the background, and Paris beyond
Paris and inner ring departments
|Intercommunality||Val de Bièvre|
|• Mayor||Jean-Yves Le Bouillonnec (PS|
|• Land1||2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||94016 / 94230|
|Elevation||43–108 m (141–354 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.
The prestigious École Normale Supérieure de Cachan is located there.
During the Middle Ages, Cachan was referred to in Medieval Latin texts as Caticantum, later corrupted into Cachentum, Cachant, and then Cachan. Some understand Caticantum as meaning "singing of the cat", "mewing of the cat", but this is not certain. Some others see a connection with the verb "to hunt" (captiare in Vulgar Latin, chacier in Old French).
Cachan was originally a hamlet within the commune of Arcueil, later renamed Arcueil-Cachan. The commune of Cachan was created on 26 December 1922 when it seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan, which was renamed back to Arcueil.
- Arcueil - north
- Villejuif - east
- L'Haÿ-les-Roses - southeast
- Bourg-la-Reine - southwest
- Bagneux - west
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- Cachan entry from the Quid Encyclopedia
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- Cachan on Viamichelin
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