Cachan

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Cachan
Cachan in the foreground, with the Medici Aqueduct in the background, and Paris beyond
Cachan in the foreground, with the Medici Aqueduct in the background, and Paris beyond
Coat of arms of Cachan
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Cachan
Cachan is located in France
Cachan
Cachan
Cachan is located in Île-de-France (region)
Cachan
Cachan
Coordinates: 48°47′31″N 2°19′55″E / 48.7919°N 2.3319°E / 48.7919; 2.3319Coordinates: 48°47′31″N 2°19′55″E / 48.7919°N 2.3319°E / 48.7919; 2.3319
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementL'Haÿ-les-Roses
CantonCachan
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Hélène de Comarmond (PS)
Area
1
2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
30,440
 • Density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94016 /94230
Elevation43–108 m (141–354 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cachan (French pronunciation: [kaʃɑ̃] (listen)) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.7 km (4.2 mi) from the center of Paris.

The prestigious École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay and École Spéciale des Travaux Publics are located there.

Name[edit]

During the Middle Ages, Cachan was referred to in Medieval Latin texts as Caticantum, later corrupted into Cachentum, Cachant, and then Cachan. Some understand Caticantum as meaning "singing of the cat", "mewing of the cat", but this is not certain. Some others see a connection with the verb "to hunt" (captiare in Vulgar Latin, chacier in Old French).

History[edit]

Cachan was originally a hamlet within the commune of Arcueil, later renamed Arcueil-Cachan. The commune of Cachan was created on 26 December 1922 when it seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan, which was renamed back to Arcueil.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1926 9,829—    
1931 12,790+5.41%
1936 14,567+2.64%
1946 15,156+0.40%
1954 16,965+1.42%
1962 23,282+4.04%
1968 26,187+1.98%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1975 26,442+0.14%
1982 23,930−1.42%
1990 24,266+0.17%
1999 24,838+0.26%
2007 27,383+1.23%
2012 28,365+0.71%
2017 31,069+1.84%
Source: EHESS[2] and INSEE (1968-2017)[3]

Neighboring communes[edit]

Transport[edit]

Cachan is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Arcueil–Cachan and Bagneux.

Education[edit]

Primary schools:[4]

  • Six public preschools (écoles maternelles): Belle Image, Carnot, Coteau, Paul-Doumer, La Plaine, and Pont-Royal
  • Five public elementaries: Belle Image, Carnot, Coteau, Paul-Doumer, La Plaine
  • One private preschool and elementary: École Saint-Joseph

Secondary schools:[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Cachan, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ "Les établissements scolaires ." Cachan. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Etablissements secondaires ." Cachan. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.

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