L'Haÿ-les-Roses

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L'Haÿ-les-Roses
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Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°46′22″N 2°20′11″E / 48.7727°N 2.3363°E / 48.7727; 2.3363Coordinates: 48°46′22″N 2°20′11″E / 48.7727°N 2.3363°E / 48.7727; 2.3363
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Canton L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Intercommunality Val de Bièvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Jeanbrun
Area1 3.8 km2 (1.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 30,154
 • Density 7,900/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94038
Elevation 45–110 m (148–361 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.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses (pronounced [lai le ʁoz]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.5 km (5.3 mi) from the centre of Paris. L'Haÿ-les-Roses is a sous-préfecture of the Val-de-Marne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.

L'Haÿ-les-Roses owes the second part of its name to a famous rose garden located there.

Name[edit]

The commune of L'Haÿ-les-Roses was originally called simply L'Haÿ. The name was recorded for the first time in a charter of Charlemagne in 798 as Laiacum, sometimes also spelt Lagiacum, meaning "estate of Lagius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. The name was later corrupted into Lay, Lahy, and eventually L'Haÿ.

In May 1914 the name of the commune became officially L'Haÿ-les-Roses (meaning "L'Haÿ the roses") in honour of Roseraie du Val-de-Marne, the renowned rose garden created in 1899 by Jules Gravereaux, one of the founders of the Bon Marché department store in Paris.

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L'Haÿ-les-Roses is not served by any station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to L'Haÿ-les-Roses is Bourg-la-Reine station on Paris RER line B. This station is located in the neighbouring commune of Bourg-la-Reine, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from the town centre of L'Haÿ-les-Roses.

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