Palaiseau

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Palaiseau
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Palaiseau
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°42′52″N 2°14′45″E / 48.7145°N 2.2457°E / 48.7145; 2.2457Coordinates: 48°42′52″N 2°14′45″E / 48.7145°N 2.2457°E / 48.7145; 2.2457
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Palaiseau
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Plateau de Saclay
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Lamy
Area
 • Land1 11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 30,542
 • Population2 density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91477 / 91120
Elevation 47–159 m (154–522 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.

Palaiseau is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from the center of Paris. Palaiseau is a sub-prefecture of the Essonne department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Palaiseau.

Inhabitants of Palaiseau are known as Palaisiens.

Colleges and universities[edit]

ParisTech has a strong presence in Palaiseau, with two member institutes: the École Polytechnique, France's most prestigious engineering school, and an annex of École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées, which are now located in Palaiseau, on the Plateau de Saclay.

Transport[edit]

Palaiseau is served by 3 stations on Paris RER line B: Palaiseau, Palaiseau – Villebon and Lozère (this last station is the closest to the famous École Polytechnique). The station Massy-Palaiseau (RER B, RER C and also TGV the French high speed rail ) is located in the nearby town of Massy.

Twin towns[edit]

Palaiseau is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Palaiseau at Wikimedia Commons