Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Olivier Leonhardt|
|• Land1||9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91549 / 91700|
|Elevation||37–90 m (121–295 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.
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois (often abbreviated to SGdB) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 23.5 km. (14.6 miles) from the center of Paris, in the arrondissement of Palaiseau, in the Essonne department, in the Île-de-France region.
Inhabitants of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois are known as Génovéfains.
Attractions include the Donjon, a park with animals, a grotto, and an orthodox Russian Cemetery. Nearby, there is parkland which borders on the river Orge (a tributary of the Seine) and a campsite in neighbouring Villiers-sur-Orge. There is also a pedestrian route featuring most of the noteworthy places in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois.
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois is one of the southern suburbs (banlieu) of Paris, France. It is located 23.5 km (14.6 mi) from the center of Paris and lies just north of junction 42 on the orbital Francilienne autoroute.
From the railway station a number of bus lines connect it to the region: lines CEAT (101, 102, 103, 104 and 105), Daniel Meyer (DM6A and DM17A)
The first Carrefour hypermarket
- INSEE (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies)
- (French) The UME (Union des Maires de l'Essonne) website
- (French) Carrefour in SGdB
- Tale of Torture and Murder Horrifies the Whole of France, Michel Gurfinkiel, The New York Sun, February 22, 2006
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