A view of Chevilly-Larue at night
Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor||Christian Hervy|
|Area1||4.22 km2 (1.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||94021 /94550|
|Elevation||83–94 m (272–308 ft)|
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.
Chevilly-Larue was originally called simply Chevilly. The name Chevilly was recorded for the first time in 829 (in a donation by Eucade, bishop of Paris) as Civiliacum, probably meaning "estate of Civilis", a Gallo-Roman landowner.
On 5 September 1921 the name of the commune officially became Chevilly-Larue in order to distinguish it from the homonymous commune of Chevilly in the Loiret département. Larue was a hamlet located within the commune. Founded at the end of the Hundred Years' War along the small road from L'Haÿ-les-Roses to Fresnes, it was originally called La Ruelle (meaning "the lane", the "alleyway"), later corrupted into La Rue and eventually Larue.
Chevilly-Larue is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Chevilly-Larue is Villejuif – Louis Aragon station on Métro line . This station is located in the neighboring commune of Villejuif, 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from the town center of Chevilly-Larue.
Schools in the commune include:
- Two preschools: Ecole maternelle Jacques-Gilbert Collet and Ecole maternelle Salvador Allende
- Three primary school groups: Groupe scolaire Pasteur, Groupe scolaire Paul Bert, and Groupe scolaire Pierre et Marie Curie
- Two junior high schools: Collège Jean Moulin and Collège Liberté
- One senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée polyvalent Pauline Roland Chevilly-Larue
- "Equipements scolaires." Chevilly-Larue. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
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