Le Pré-Saint-Gervais

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Le Pré-Saint-Gervais
Rue André Joineau (Pré Saint-Gervais) 03.JPG
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 2°24′00″E / 48.8833°N 2.4000°E / 48.8833; 2.4000Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 2°24′00″E / 48.8833°N 2.4000°E / 48.8833; 2.4000
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Bobigny
Area
 • Land1 0.70 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 17,335
 • Population2 density 25,000/km2 (64,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93061

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.

Le Pré-Saint-Gervais (pronounced: [lə pʁe sɛ̃ ʒɛʁvɛ]; simply known by locals as Le Pré, i.e. "the meadow") is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from the center of Paris. With a density of 23,396 inhabitants per square kilometres at the last French census of 1999, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.

History[edit]

Marie de la ville du Pré-Saint-Gervais

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, a large part of the commune of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais was annexed to Paris, and forms now the neighborhood of Pré-Saint-Gervais, in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, leaving Le Pré-Saint-Gervais as a rump commune.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais

The arms of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais are blazoned :
Vert, 5 barrulets wavy in base and a ram's head argent, horned Or.




Transport[edit]

Le Pré-Saint-Gervais is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Le Pré-Saint-Gervais is Hoche station on Métro line (5). This station is located in the neighboring commune of Pantin, 0.8 km (0.50 mi) from the town center of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais.

Personalities[edit]

Le Pré-Saint-Gervais is the birthplace of Louis Wagner, the first race car driver to win the United States Grand Prix.

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