||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (January 2012)|
Paris and inner ring départements
|Intercommunality||Aéroport du Bourget|
|• Mayor||Vincent Capo-Canellas (NC)|
|• Land1||2.08 km2 (0.80 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||93013 / 93350|
|Elevation||38–48 m (125–157 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.
The commune features Le Bourget Airport, which in turn hosts the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace (France's national Air and Space Museum). A very small part of Le Bourget Airport lies on the territory of the commune of Le Bourget, which nonetheless gave its name to the airport. Most of the airport lies on the territory of the communes of Dugny, Bonneuil-en-France, and Gonesse. The Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation civile is also headquartered on the airport grounds and in Le Bourget proper.
Le Bourget is served by Le Bourget station on Paris RER line B. There is also an extensive freight rail yard with international traffic to Belgium, among others. Progressively, Le Bourget is planned to one of the principal transportation hub in the Paris North suburb : The Tangentielle Nord is an express tramway planned to enter in service in 2014, and two train stations are planned in the long term as part of the Grand Paris project with the future line 16 and 17.
The town is served by two major Highways (Autoroutes), A1 autoroute in the north of the town, and A86 autoroute in the south of the city. Those two highways ensure a direct connection to major Paris Region hubs like La Defense (A86 West), Bobigny (A86 East), Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (A1 North), Paris (A1 South).
The world renowned Gagosian Gallery is located in Le Bourget airport area.
Government and infrastructure
École maternelle Saint-Exupéry is the sole maternelle public nursery school in Le Bourget, while École primaire Louis Blériot is the sole élémentaire- only public school in Le Bourget. Two municipal schools, Groupe scolaire Jean Jaurès and Groupe scolaire Jean Mermoz, serve both the maternelle and élémentaire levels. Collège Didier Daurat is the sole municipal collège. Institution Privée Sainte-Marie, serving the maternelle, élémentaire and collège levels, is the sole private school in Le Bourget.
The 350-square-metre (3,800 sq ft) Le Bourget Public Library has 45,000 books and almost 100 magazines. It is located within the Urban Community of Le Bourget Airport (Communauté d’Agglomération de l’Aéroport du Bourget).
Building 153, the head office of the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (BEA) at Le Bourget Airport
- "Address and Directions." Musée de l'Air. Retrieved on 9 September 2010.
- "How to find us." Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation civile. Retrieved on 2 June 2009.
- http://www.plainedefrance.fr/le-centre-de-ressources/actualites/mipim-2014 Pole Metropolitain du Bourget MIPIM 2014 Presentation
- "La Crèche Intercommunale." Le Bourget. Retrieved on 31 January 2012.
- "Les Etablissements Scolaires." Le Bourget. Retrieved on 31 January 2012.
- "La Bibliothèque." Le Bourget. Retrieved on 31 January 2012.
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