Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Les Lacs de l'Essonne|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Philippe Rio|
|Area1||4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91286 / 91350|
|Elevation||32–84 m (105–276 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.
Avenue des Sablons
The Avenue des Sablons, about 10 km long, is the main thoroughfare of Grigny, a small town in the suburbs of Paris. A new town, under-populated in the 1980s, Grigny has been the target of massive investment in house construction. The Avenue des Sablons, as the town's main street, gives access to about 4,000 residential properties, and construction is still in progress. Many estate agents and letting agents are located here because of the great potential of the area. It is located in the district of Grigny 2.
The city has one of the highest rates of poverty and crime in the Essonne. There have been riots, particularly in the area of the Grande Borne. There were overnight clashes in Grigny on 6–7 November 2005, which left 10 police injured, two seriously.
On 8 July 2016, police investigated a burned car and were greeted by several bowling balls, glass bottles and stones thrown from towers. Five policemen were wounded by the missile throwing and it took reinforcements of the National Gendarmerie to restore calm.
On 28 May 2016, a police car was destroyed and two police officers were injured in clashes with over one hundred youths. Some thirty people armed with stones, bottles and iron bars forced a police patrol to turn back and were later joined by 70 others. A single person was arrested.
- Amedy Coulibaly, one of three perpetrators of the January 2015 Île-de-France attacks
- Pierre-Paul Lemercier de La Rivière de Saint-Médard (1719-1801)
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- Official website (French)
- Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
- Land use (IAURIF) (English)
- GIP de Grigny et de Viry-Châtillon: official website (French)
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