Alfortville

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Alfortville
Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Coat of arms of Alfortville
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Alfortville
Alfortville is located in France
Alfortville
Alfortville
Paris and inner ring departments
Alfortville is located in Île-de-France (region)
Alfortville
Alfortville
Alfortville (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°48′18″N 2°25′26″E / 48.805°N 2.4239°E / 48.805; 2.4239Coordinates: 48°48′18″N 2°25′26″E / 48.805°N 2.4239°E / 48.805; 2.4239
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementCréteil
CantonAlfortville
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Michel Gerchinovitz
Area
1
3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
44,136
 • Density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94002 /94140
Elevation27–37 m (89–121 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Alfortville (French pronunciation: ​[al.fɔʁ.vil]) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

History[edit]

The commune of Alfortville was created on 1 April 1885 from part of the commune of Maisons-Alfort.

Transport[edit]

Alfortville is served by two stations on Paris RER line D: Maisons-Alfort – Alfortville and Le Vert de Maisons.

Alfortville is located at only 500 meters from the metro station Ecole vétérinaire de Maisons Alfort on Paris Métro Line 8

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200642,743—    
200744,116+3.2%
200844,728+1.4%
200944,278−1.0%
201044,201−0.2%
201144,550+0.8%
201244,397−0.3%
201344,818+0.9%
201445,043+0.5%
201544,410−1.4%
201643,886−1.2%

Armenian community[edit]

The Armenian community of Alfortville is very significant. The Armenian Apostolic Church, located south of the city, is an important place for the Armenian community. There are streets named after Komitas Vartabed, Missak Manouchian, and the city of Yerevan. A roundabout has recently been named Place d'Achtarak after the Armenian city Ashtarak.

Alfortville has been sister cities with the Armenian cities of Ashtarak since 1993, and Oshakan since 2001.

Education[edit]

Public schools in the commune include:[2]

  • 9 preschools/nurseries (maternelles) and an annex
  • 6 elementary schools
  • Junior high schools: Collège Henri Barbusse, Collège Léon Blum, Collège Paul Langevin
  • Lycée Polyvalent Maximilien Perret

Private schools include:[2]

  • Ecole privée Saint-Mesrop (preschool, elementary)
  • Ecole primaire-College Kevork A Arabian

Personalities[edit]

International relations[edit]

Alfortville is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Etablissements scolaires." Alfortville. Retrieved on September 10, 2016.

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