Saint-Ouen, Seine-Saint-Denis

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Saint-Ouen
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Ouen
Coat of arms
Saint-Ouen is located in France
Saint-Ouen
Saint-Ouen
Coordinates: 48°54′00″N 2°20′00″E / 48.9000°N 2.3333°E / 48.9000; 2.3333Coordinates: 48°54′00″N 2°20′00″E / 48.9000°N 2.3333°E / 48.9000; 2.3333
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Area
 • Land1 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 46,510
 • Population2 density 11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93071 / 93400

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.
A vintage travel gear seller at Marché Dauphine

Saint-Ouen (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃t‿wɛ̃]) is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department. It is located in the northern suburbs of Paris, France, 6.6 kilometres (4.1 miles) from the centre of Paris.

The communes neighbouring Saint-Ouen are Paris, to the south, Clichy, to the west, Asnières-sur-Seine and L'Île-Saint-Denis, to the north, and Saint-Denis to the east.

The canton of Saint-Ouen includes only part of the commune. The other part belongs to the canton of Saint-Denis-Sud (South). Saint-Ouen also includes the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen.

History[edit]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, a part of the commune of Saint-Ouen was annexed to the city of Paris. At the same time, the commune of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis, and Aubervilliers. Saint-Ouen received a small part of the territory of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis. The commune of Montmartre was also disbanded; the city of Paris annexed most of Montmartre, but Saint-Ouen did receive a small northern part of the territory of that commune.

Flea market[edit]

Saint-Ouen is home to Paris' flea market, the highest concentration of antique dealers and second-hand furniture dealers in the world.[citation needed]. The flea market (marché aux puces) is held every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; because of this high frequency, compared to other flea markets, it has tended to consist only of professionals who rent their spot for a minimum term of three years. In 2014 the flea market site was acquired by Jean-Cyrille Boutmy from Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster. [1]

Transport[edit]

Saint-Ouen is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Garibaldi and Mairie de Saint-Ouen.

Saint-Ouen is also served by Saint-Ouen station on Paris RER line C.

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Saint-Ouen is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traders at world's largest flea market in Paris celebrate as British aristocrat sells up". London Evening Standard. 
  2. ^ "Umbria - Town Twinning". Comuni-Italiani.it. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  3. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  4. ^ Salford City Council. "Salford's twin towns". Salford.gov.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "МЕЖДУНАРОДНО СЪТРУДНИЧЕСТВО НА ОБЩИНА РУСЕ - Побратимени градове". Община Русе [Municipality Ruse] (in Bulgarian). Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  6. ^ "Podolsk sister cities". Translate.google.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

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