Paris and inner ring départements
|Intercommunality||Hauts de Bièvre|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Georges Siffredi (UMP)|
|• Land1||6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||92019 / 92290|
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.
The French writer Chateaubriand lived in the estate Vallée-aux-Loups at Châtenay-Malabry. The Garden City in the Butte Rouge, the Cité Jardins, is one of the earliest examples of housing at moderated rents (HLM).
Châtenay is the location of École Centrale Paris, of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Paris-Sud and of French national laboratory of doping detection. It was also for many years the home of the world-renowned horticultural nursery. The high-speed LGV Atlantique crosses the city through a tunnel covered by a park called Coulée verte (greenway).
Since 31 December 2002, it has been part of the Communauté d'agglomération des Hauts de Bièvre
Originally called simply Châtenay, the name of the commune became officially Châtenay-Malabry in 1920.
The name Châtenay comes from castellanum = petit château (little castle) and Malabry comes from a deformation of badly located, spoiled ground.
Châtenay-Malabry is served by Robinson station on Paris RER line B. This station is located at the border between the commune of Châtenay-Malabry and the commune of Sceaux, on the Sceaux side of the border.
- Voltaire spent time at Chatenay in 1719, and was probably born out of wedlock there in 1694
- François-René de Chateaubriand (1768–1848) writer, politician and diplomat
- Sully Prudhomme (1839–1907), French poet and essayist, winner of the first Nobel Prize in Literature, 1901
- Jean Fautrier (1898–1964), painter and sculptor
- Emmanuel Mounier (1905–1950), Christian philosopher
- Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), Christian philosopher
- Jérôme Rothen (born 1978), French international football player
- Clémence Poésy (born 1982), actress and model
- Hatem Ben Arfa (born 1987), French international football player, was raised here
- Mahamadou Baradji, basketball player
- Laurent Bernard, basketball player
Points of interest
Châtenay-Malabry is twinned with
- Bergneustadt (Oberbergischer Kreis, Germany) since 1967, which is also twinned with Landsmeer
- Landsmeer (North Holland, Netherlands) since 1986, which is also twinned with Bergneustadt
- Wellington (Shropshire, United Kingdom) since 2001
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