The town hall of L'Île-Saint-Denis
Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michel Bourgain|
|Area1||1.77 km2 (0.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||93039 / 93450|
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.
The commune is entirely contained on an island of the Seine River, hence its name.
|The arms of L'Île-Saint-Denis are blazoned :
Azure, a castle argent pierced and masoned sable extended by walls argent masoned sable, open of the field, and on a chief Or, a cross gules between 4 alerions azure.
L'Île-Saint-Denis is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to L'Île-Saint-Denis is Saint-Denis station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line D and on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Saint-Denis, 0.4 km (0.25 mi) from the town center of L'Île-Saint-Denis.
Tram T1 stops near Île-Saint-Denis's town hall. Bus route 237 runs along the length of the island.
Since the 1960s L'Île-Saint-Denis housed immigrants, mostly from North African countries. Nadir Dendoune, a local author, said that L'Île-Saint-Denis had racial and ethnic diversity in the 1980s, as the neighborhood housed various groups of poor people, including Arabs[which?], Black people[which?], ethnic French, and other Europeans[which?], and that at that time half of the students in area schools were White. In 2005, according to Dendoune, few of the students were White.
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