Malakoff

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Malakoff
Malakoff place du 11 Novembre 1.jpg
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°49′01″N 2°17′40″E / 48.8169°N 2.2944°E / 48.8169; 2.2944Coordinates: 48°49′01″N 2°17′40″E / 48.8169°N 2.2944°E / 48.8169; 2.2944
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Canton Malakoff
Intercommunality Sud de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Catherine Margaté (PCF)
Area
 • Land1 2.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 31,007
 • Population2 density 15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92046 / 92240
Elevation 67–80 m (220–262 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.

Malakoff French pronunciation: ​[ma.la.kɔf] is a suburban commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department southwest of Paris, France. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the centre of the city.

History[edit]

The commune of Malakoff was created on 8 November 1883 by detaching its territory from the commune of Vanves. Its name was taken from an inn sign "A la Tour de Malakoff" (= "At the Malakoff Tower"); the inn was so named in 1855 to commemorate the Battle of Malakoff, fought during the Crimean War.[1]

Transport[edit]

Malakoff is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Malakoff – Plateau de Vanves and Malakoff – Rue Étienne Dolet.

Malakoff on a painting by Henri Rousseau.

Malakoff is also served by Vanves – Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. This station is located at the border between the commune of Malakoff and the commune of Vanves, on the Vanves side of the border.

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionnaire des noms de lieux de France (name on cover) alias Dictionnaire etymologique des noms de lieux en France (name on front endpaper), by A.Dauzat and Ch.Rostaing, publ. 1963 by Libraire Larousse
  2. ^ Debailleux, Henri-François (29 October 1998). "Reinoso, Appel d'air. A Malakoff, l'Argentin expose des oeuvres magiques en toile de parachute.". Libération (in French). Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

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