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Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Marne et Chantereine|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Paul Planchou|
|Area1||16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||77108 / 77500|
|Elevation||36–106 m (118–348 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.
Paleolithic artefacts were discovered by chance at Chelles by the pioneering nineteenth-century anthropologist Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet (1821–1898); he named the corresponding cultural stage of the Paleolithic after the commune: «Chellean», nowadays known as «Oldowan».
There are two main streets in Chelles, Avenue Foch and Avenue de la Résistance.
The inhabitants are called Chellois.
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- Official website (French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (English)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Chelles (French)
- Map of Chelles on Michelin (English)
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