Gennevilliers

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Gennevilliers
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Chef-lieu of 2 cantons (Gennevilliers-Nord et Sud)
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Jacques Bourgoin
Area1 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 41,689
 • 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.

History[edit]

Gennevilliers, by Lucy Bacon circa 1895. Photo from painting in private collection.

On 9 April 1929, one-fifth of the territory of Gennevilliers was detached and became the commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

Economy[edit]

Gennevilliers is the site of the main river port Port of Gennevilliers of Paris on the Seine river.

Transport[edit]

Gennevilliers is served by three stations on Paris Métro line 13: Les Courtilles, Les Agnettes and Gabriel Péri. All three are at the border with the commune of Asnières-sur-Seine.

Gennevilliers is also served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Les Grésillons and Gennevilliers.

Personalities[edit]

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.

International relations[edit]

Gennevilliers is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "List of Twin Towns of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski". Municipality of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 

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