The town hall in Bois-Colombes
Paris and inner ring départements
|• Mayor||Yves Révillon|
|Area1||1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||14,000/km2 (37,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||92009 / 92270|
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.
Bois-Colombes is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9 km (5.6 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. International companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, IBM and AVIVA have their French quarter in Bois Colombes. The current mayor of Bois Colombes is Yves Révillon.
The commune of Bois-Colombes (literally "Dove Woods") was created on 13 March 1896 by detaching its territory from the commune of Colombes.
The commune has:
- Six combined preschools and primary schools: Françoise-Dolto, Gramme, La Cigogne, Pierre-Joigneaux, Jules-Ferry, Paul-Bert
- One elementary-only school: Saint-Exupéry
- Two junior high schools: Collège Jean-Mermoz and Collège Albert-Camus
- Two senior high schools: Lycée Albert-Camus and Lycée professionnel régional
- Henry Charles Litolff, pianist composer and music publisher (5 February 1818 – 5 or 6 August 1891)
- Michel Descombey, ballet dancer and choreographer, born 1930
- Patrick Noubissie, footballer
- Catherine Millet, author and critic
- Henri Betti, composer and pianist married in Bois-Colombes in 1949.
Bois-Colombes is twinned with
- Neu-Ulm, Germany
- Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine department
- The statue "jeune fille à la sandale" in Bois-Colombes's square de l'Hôtel de Ville is by the sculptor Pierre Charles Lenoir
- "Pour les parents." Bois-Colombes. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
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