Paris and inner ring départements
|Canton||Chef-lieu of 2 cantons (Gennevilliers-Nord et Sud)|
|• Mayor (2008-2014)||Jacques Bourgoin|
|• Land1||11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||92036 / 92230|
|Elevation||21–33 m (69–108 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.
Gennevilliers (French pronunciation: [ʒənvilje]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine département of France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris.
On 9 April 1929, one-fifth of the territory of Gennevilliers was detached and became the commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.
Gennevilliers was the birthplace of the actress Isabelle Adjani and the French judoka Pascal Tayot, who won a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. It is also the birthplace of pole vault bronze medalist and former record holder Thierry Vigneron.
- Garra Dembele, footballer
- Wesley Jobello, footballer
- Issa Kanoute, footballer
- David N'Gog, footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers and formerly played for Liverpool F.C..
Gennevilliers is twinned with:
- "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28.
- "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "List of Twin Towns of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski". Municipality of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
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