Garges-lès-Gonesse

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Garges-lès-Gonesse
Garges-les-Gonesse - Avenue de Stalingrad 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Garges-lès-Gonesse
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°58′22″N 2°24′03″E / 48.9728°N 2.4008°E / 48.9728; 2.4008Coordinates: 48°58′22″N 2°24′03″E / 48.9728°N 2.4008°E / 48.9728; 2.4008
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Garges-lès-Gonesse-Est
Garges-lès-Gonesse-Ouest
Intercommunality Val de France
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maurice Lefèvre
Area1 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 39,385
 • Density 7,200/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95268 / 95140
Elevation 34–80 m (112–262 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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.

Garges-lès-Gonesse is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris in the Val-d'Oise department in northern France. It is located 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from the center of Paris. The city is a part of the Paris urban area. It is the seat of two cantons: Garges-lès-Gonesse-Est and Garges-lès-Gonesse-Ouest. The western canton is completely formed by the territory of the commune, while the eastern canton includes other communes.

The city is strongly urbanized and is near to Paris–Le Bourget Airport. Garges-lès-Gonesse was transformed from an old rural village to a suburb at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Garges-lès-Gonesse is served by Garges – Sarcelles station on Paris RER line D.

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