Champigny-sur-Marne

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Champigny-sur-Marne
City hall, Champigny-sur-Marne
City hall, Champigny-sur-Marne
Coat of arms of Champigny-sur-Marne
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°49′02″N 2°30′56″E / 48.8172°N 2.5156°E / 48.8172; 2.5156Coordinates: 48°49′02″N 2°30′56″E / 48.8172°N 2.5156°E / 48.8172; 2.5156
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Nogent-sur-Marne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Adenot
Area1 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 75,556
 • Density 6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94017 / 94500

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.

Champigny-sur-Marne (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑ̃piɲi]) is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 12.5 km (7.8 mi) from the center of Paris.

Name[edit]

Champigny-sur-Marne was originally called simply Champigny. The name Champigny ultimately comes from Medieval Latin Campaniacum, meaning "estate of Campanius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

In 1897 the name of the commune officially became Champigny-sur-Marne (meaning "Champigny upon Marne"), in order to distinguish it from other communes of France also called Champigny.

Demographics[edit]

Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Champigny-sur-Marne in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
77.0% 23.0%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.3% 3.0% 7.5% 10.2%
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 in 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.

Transport[edit]

Champigny-sur-Marne is served by Les Boullereaux – Champigny station on Paris RER line E.

Champigny-sur-Marne is also served by Champigny station on Paris RER line A. This station, although administratively located on the territory of the neighboring commune of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, lies immediately across the Marne River from the town center of Champigny-sur-Marne and is thus used by people in Champigny.

The Paris Métro will soon serve the center of Champigny; the new station will be located along RN4, near the railway bridge known as Pont de la Plage.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Champigny-sur-Marne is twinned with:

+ Bernau (Allemagne)

See also[edit]

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