Le Pré-Saint-Gervais

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Le Pré-Saint-Gervais
Rue André Joineau, in Pré Saint-Gervais
Rue André Joineau, in Pré Saint-Gervais
Coat of arms of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais
Coat of arms
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
Area1 0.70 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 17,335
 • 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 Paris 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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