Châtenay-Malabry

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Châtenay-Malabry
Coat of arms of Châtenay-Malabry
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°45′55″N 2°16′41″E / 48.7653°N 2.2781°E / 48.7653; 2.2781Coordinates: 48°45′55″N 2°16′41″E / 48.7653°N 2.2781°E / 48.7653; 2.2781
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Intercommunality Hauts de Bièvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Siffredi (UMP)
Area
 • Land1 6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 32,379
 • Population2 density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92019 / 92290

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.

Châtenay-Malabry is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.8 km (6.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

The French writer Chateaubriand lived in the estate Vallée-aux-Loups at Châtenay-Malabry. The Garden City in the Butte Rouge, the Cité Jardins, is one of the earliest examples of housing at moderated rents (HLM).

Châtenay is the location of École Centrale Paris, of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris-Sud and of French national laboratory of doping detection. It was also for many years the home of the world-renowned horticultural nursery. The high-speed LGV Atlantique crosses the city through a tunnel covered by a park called Coulée verte (greenway).

Since 31 December 2002, it has been part of the Communauté d'agglomération des Hauts de Bièvre

History[edit]

Originally called simply Châtenay, the name of the commune became officially Châtenay-Malabry in 1920.

The name Châtenay comes from castellanum = petit château (little castle) and Malabry comes from a deformation of badly located, spoiled ground.

Transportation[edit]

Châtenay-Malabry is served by Robinson station on Paris RER line B. This station is located at the border between the commune of Châtenay-Malabry and the commune of Sceaux, on the Sceaux side of the border.

Notable people[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

House of Chateaubriand in the Vallée-aux-Loups estate

Twin towns[edit]

Châtenay-Malabry is twinned with

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