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Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°49′15″N 2°17′23″E / 48.8208°N 2.2897°E / 48.8208; 2.2897Coordinates: 48°49′15″N 2°17′23″E / 48.8208°N 2.2897°E / 48.8208; 2.2897
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Canton Vanves
Intercommunality Grand Paris Seine Ouest
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Gauducheau (NC)
Area1 1.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 27,127
 • Density 17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92075 / 92170
Elevation 35–78 m (115–256 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.

Vanves French pronunciation: ​[vɑ̃v] is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.6 km (3.5 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe and the tenth in France [1]


On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Vanves was annexed to Paris, and forms now essentially the neighborhood of Plaisance, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.

On 8 November 1883, about half of the territory of Vanves was detached and became the commune of Malakoff.


Vanves is served by Malakoff – Plateau de Vanves station on Paris Métro Line 13. This station is located at the border between the commune of Vanves and the commune of Malakoff, on the Malakoff side of the border.

Vanves is also served by Vanves – Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

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