Lagny-sur-Marne

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Lagny-sur-Marne
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°52′44″N 2°42′27″E / 48.8788°N 2.7075°E / 48.8788; 2.7075Coordinates: 48°52′44″N 2°42′27″E / 48.8788°N 2.7075°E / 48.8788; 2.7075
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Torcy
Canton Lagny-sur-Marne
Intercommunality Marne et Gondoire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrice Pagny
Area
 • Land1 5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 20,340
 • Population2 density 3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77243 / 77400
Elevation 37–112 m (121–367 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 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.

Lagny-sur-Marne (pronounced: [laɲi syʁ maʁn]; English: Lagny on the Marne) is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France 26.1 km (16.2 mi) from the center of Paris.

The commune of Lagny-sur-Marne is part of the Val de Bussy sector, one of the four sectors in the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée.

History[edit]

During the Middle Ages Lagny-sur-Marne was a popular place for tourneys in Northern France. In November 1179 a notable tournament was held by Louis VII of France in honour of the coronation of his son. Later in 1846, Lagny-sur-Marne annexed the commune of Saint-Denis-du-Port.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants are called Latignaciens or Laniaques.

Economy[edit]

When Titus Interactive was active, its head office was in Lagny-sur-Marne.[1]

Transport[edit]

Lagny-sur-Marne is served by Lagny – Thorigny station on the Transilien Paris – Est suburban rail line. This station, although administratively located on the territory of the neighboring commune of Thorigny-sur-Marne, lies immediately across the Marne River from the town center of Lagny-sur-marne.

Twin towns[edit]

Lagny-sur-Marne is twinned with Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec in Canada since 1969, and also Alnwick, Northumberland in England.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Titus Interactive. 3 June 2004. Retrieved on 4 September 2012. "Titus Interactive SA : Parc de l'Esplanade 12, rue Enrico Fermi 77462 Lagny sur Marne Cedex. FRANCE"

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