Val-de-Marne

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Val-de-Marne
Marne
Department
Prefecture building of the Val-de-Marne department, in Créteil
Prefecture building of the Val-de-Marne department, in Créteil
Coat of arms of Val-de-Marne
Coat of arms
Location of Val-de-Marne in France
Location of Val-de-Marne in France
Coordinates: 48°45′N 2°25′E / 48.750°N 2.417°E / 48.750; 2.417Coordinates: 48°45′N 2°25′E / 48.750°N 2.417°E / 48.750; 2.417
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Prefecture Créteil
Subprefectures L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Nogent-sur-Marne
Government
 • President of the General Council Christian Favier (PCF)
Area1
 • Total 245 km2 (95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,298,340
 • Rank 10th
 • Density 5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 94
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 49
Communes 47
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Val-de-Marne (French pronunciation: ​[val.də.maʁn]) is a French department, named after the Marne River, located in the Île-de-France region. The department is situated to the southeast of the city of Paris.

Geography[edit]

Val-de-Marne is, together with Seine-Saint-Denis and Hauts-de-Seine, one of three small departments in Île-de-France that form a ring around Paris, known as the Petite Couronne (i.e. "inner ring").
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Administration[edit]

Val-de-Marne is made up of 3 departmental arrondissements and 47 communes:

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History[edit]

Val-de-Marne was created in January 1968, through the implementation of a law passed in July 1964. Positioned to the south-east of the Paris ring road (and the line of the old city walls), it was formed from the southern-eastern part of the (previously much larger) Seine department, together with a small portion taken from the broken-up department of Seine-et-Oise.

Demographics[edit]

Place of birth of residents[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Val-de-Marne in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
79.3% 20.7%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.1% 3.3% 4.8% 10.5%
¹This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
²An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

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