Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne

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Saint-Maurice
Coat of arms of Saint-Maurice
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°48′56″N 2°27′33″E / 48.8156°N 2.4592°E / 48.8156; 2.4592Coordinates: 48°48′56″N 2°27′33″E / 48.8156°N 2.4592°E / 48.8156; 2.4592
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Créteil
Intercommunality Charenton-le-Pont - Saint-Maurice
Area
 • Land1 1.43 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 14,718
 • Population2 density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94069

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.

Saint-Maurice is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.8 km (4.2 mi) from the center of Paris. The insane asylum Charenton was located in Saint-Maurice; it is now a psychiatric hospital.

History[edit]

Originally called Charenton-Saint-Maurice, the name of the commune was officially shortened to Saint-Maurice in 1842.

In 1929, the commune of Saint-Maurice lost half of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a part of which belonged to Saint-Maurice.

Transport[edit]

Saint-Maurice is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Saint-Maurice is Charenton – Écoles station on Paris Métro Line 8. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Charenton-le-Pont, 0.6 km (0.37 mi) from the town center of Saint-Maurice.

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