Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Les Lacs de l'Essonne|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Philippe Rio|
|Area1||4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91286 / 91350|
|Elevation||32–84 m (105–276 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.
Inhabitants of Grigny are known as Grignois.
Avenue des Sablons
The Avenue des Sablons, about 10 km long, is the main thoroughfare of Grigny, a small town in the suburbs of Paris. A new town, under-populated in the 1980s, Grigny has been the target of massive investment in house construction. The Avenue des Sablons, as the town's main street, gives access to about 4,000 residential properties, and construction is still in progress. Many estate agents and letting agents are located here because of the great potential of the area. It is located in the district of Grigny 2.
The city has one of the highest rates of poverty and crime in the Essonne. There have been riots, particularly in the area of the Grande Borne. There were overnight clashes in Grigny on 6–7 November 2005, which left 10 police injured, two seriously.
- Amedy Coulibaly, Islamist main suspect for the Montrouge shooting, and hostage-taker and gunman in the Porte de Vincennes hostage crisis
- Pierre-Paul Lemercier de La Rivière de Saint-Médard (1719-1801)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grigny (Essonne).|
- Official website (French)
- Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
- Land use (IAURIF) (English)
- GIP de Grigny et de Viry-Châtillon: official website (French)
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