Taverny

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Taverny
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 49°01′35″N 2°13′39″E / 49.0264°N 2.2275°E / 49.0264; 2.2275Coordinates: 49°01′35″N 2°13′39″E / 49.0264°N 2.2275°E / 49.0264; 2.2275
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton Taverny
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maurice Boscavert
Area1 10.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,496
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95607 / 95150
Elevation 55–188 m (180–617 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.

Taverny is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 21.2 km (13.2 mi) from the center of Paris.

Inhabitants are called Tabernacians.

History[edit]

In 1806 the commune of Taverny merged with the neighboring commune of Saint-Leu, resulting in the creation of the commune of Saint-Leu-Taverny.

In 1821 the commune of Saint-Leu-Taverny was demerged. Thus, Taverny and Saint-Leu were both restored as separate communes.

On 30 March 1922, a part of the territory of Taverny was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Montigny-lès-Cormeilles and a part of the territory of Pierrelaye to create the commune of Beauchamp.

Transport[edit]

Taverny is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line: Vaucelles and Taverny.

Air force base 921[edit]

Air force base 921 which hosts the commanders of the French airborne nuclear dissuasion force is situated in former quarries under the Montmorency forest in the commune of Taverny.

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