Chevilly-Larue

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Chevilly-Larue
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°45′59″N 2°21′12″E / 48.7663°N 2.3533°E / 48.7663; 2.3533Coordinates: 48°45′59″N 2°21′12″E / 48.7663°N 2.3533°E / 48.7663; 2.3533
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Canton Chevilly-Larue
Government
 • Mayor Christian Hervy
Area1 4.22 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 19,328
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94021 / 94550
Elevation 83–94 m (272–308 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.

Chevilly-Larue is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.3 km (5.8 mi) from the center of Paris.

Name[edit]

Chevilly-Larue was originally called simply Chevilly. The name Chevilly was recorded for the first time in 829 (in a donation by Eucade, bishop of Paris) as Civiliacum, probably meaning "estate of Civilis", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

On 5 September 1921 the name of the commune officially became Chevilly-Larue in order to distinguish it from the homonymous commune of Chevilly in the Loiret département. Larue was a hamlet located within the commune. Founded at the end of the Hundred Years' War along the small road from L'Haÿ-les-Roses to Fresnes, it was originally called La Ruelle (meaning "the lane", the "alleyway"), later corrupted into La Rue and eventually Larue.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring communes: L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Fresnes, Rungis, Thiais and Vitry-sur-Seine.

Transport[edit]

Chevilly-Larue is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Chevilly-Larue is Villejuif – Louis Aragon station on Métro line (7). This station is located in the neighboring commune of Villejuif, 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from the town center of Chevilly-Larue.

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