Clamart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clamart
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Clamart
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°48′05″N 2°15′46″E / 48.8014°N 02.2628°E / 48.8014; 02.2628Coordinates: 48°48′05″N 2°15′46″E / 48.8014°N 02.2628°E / 48.8014; 02.2628
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Intercommunality Sud de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Kaltenbach (PS)
Area1 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 51,407
 • Density 5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92023
Elevation 64–175 m (210–574 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.

Clamart (French pronunciation: ​[kla.maʁ]) is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.7 km (5.4 mi) from the center of Paris.

The town is divided into two parts, separated by a forest: bas Clamart, the historical centre, and petit Clamart with urbanization developed in the 1960s replacing pea fields. The canton of Clamart includes only a part of the commune. The other part of the commune belongs to the canton of Le Plessis-Robinson.

Les Petits Pois (Peas)[edit]

The city name is famous in French gastronomy. A specialty with peas as a side-dish, is called "à la Clamart". Close to Paris and its central marketplace (Les Halles), Clamart's peas were the first of the season.

De Gaulle assassination attempt[edit]

On 22 August 1962 the French President Charles de Gaulle was the target of an assassination attempt organised by the French paramilitary group of OAS. As de Gaulle's black Citroën DS 19[1] sped through Petit-Clamart it was met by a barrage of submachine-gun fire. De Gaulle and his entourage, which included his wife, survived the attempt without any casualties or serious injuries while the attempt's perpetrators were subsequently all arrested and put on trial.

Transport[edit]

Clamart is served by Clamart station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. There are also several bus lines connecting Clamart to neighbouring towns.

Personalities[edit]

Nearest places[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Clamart is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Objective: De Gaulle", TIME, 9 October 1973
  2. ^ Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, New York City: The Bodeley Head, Reprint: London: Penguin Classic, 2001, p. 102

External links[edit]