Villeneuve-la-Garenne

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Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne by Alfred Sisley
Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne by Alfred Sisley
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°19′40″E / 48.9372°N 2.3278°E / 48.9372; 2.3278Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°19′40″E / 48.9372°N 2.3278°E / 48.9372; 2.3278
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain-Bernard Boulanger
Area1 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 24,706
 • Density 7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92078 / 92390

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.

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.2 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris in the Hauts-de-Seine department in the Île-de-France region.

History[edit]

The commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne was created on 9 April 1929 by detaching its territory from the commune of Gennevilliers.

Transport[edit]

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Villeneuve-la-Garenne is Saint-Denis station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line D and on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station is located in the commune of Saint-Denis, 0.9 km (0.56 mi) from the town center of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

The town is well-served by the Paris metropolitan bus system : several lines run through its territory. (RATP bus lines 137, 177, 178 and 378).

Since 15 November 2012, the city is being crossed by a tram (tram 1)

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