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An aerial view of the Port of Genvilliers
An aerial view of the Port of Genvilliers
Coat of arms of Gennevilliers
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Chef-lieu of 2 cantons (Gennevilliers-Nord et Sud)
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Jacques Bourgoin
Area1 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 41,689
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92036 / 92230
Elevation 21–33 m (69–108 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.

Gennevilliers (French pronunciation: ​[ʒənvilje]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine département of France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris.


Gennevilliers, by Lucy Bacon circa 1895. Photo from painting in private collection.

On 9 April 1929, one-fifth of the territory of Gennevilliers was detached and became the commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.


Gennevilliers is the site of the main river port Port of Gennevilliers of Paris on the Seine river.


Gennevilliers is served by three stations on Paris Métro line 13: Les Courtilles, Les Agnettes and Gabriel Péri. All three are at the border with the commune of Asnières-sur-Seine.

Gennevilliers is also served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Les Grésillons and Gennevilliers.


International relations[edit]

Gennevilliers is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ "List of Twin Towns of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski". Municipality of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 

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