Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor (2015–2020)||Philippe Bouyssou|
|Area1||6.10 km2 (2.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||9,600/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||94041 /94200|
|Elevation||28–68 m (92–223 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.
Ivry-sur-Seine (French pronunciation: [i.vʁi.syʁ.sɛn]) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3 km (3.3 mi) from the center of Paris.
Paris's main Asian district, the Quartier Asiatique in the 13th arrondissement, borders the commune and now extends into the northern parts of Ivry. Asian commercial activity, especially Chinese and Vietnamese, has greatly increased in Ivry-sur-Seine during the past two decades. The commune contains one of the highest concentrations of Vietnamese in France, who began settling in the city in the late 1970s after the Vietnam War.
Politically, Ivry-sur-Seine has historically demonstrated strong electoral support for the French Communist Party (PCF). Between 1925 and 2015 (except for the period of German occupation in World War II) the office of mayor was held by just three individuals: Georges Marrane, Jacques Laloë, and Pierre Gosnat, all members of the Communist Party.
Originally, Ivry-sur-Seine was called simply Ivry. The name Ivry comes from Medieval Latin Ivriacum or Ibriacum, perhaps meaning "estate of Eburius (the Latinized form of the Gallic patronym Eburos)", a Gallo-Roman landowner.
In 1897, the name of the commune officially became Ivry-sur-Seine (meaning "Ivry upon Seine"), in order to distinguish it from other communes of France also called Ivry.
On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Ivry-sur-Seine was annexed to Paris, and now forms the Chinatown area of the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
Ivry-sur-Seine is perhaps most famous as the place of execution of Jean-Marie Bastien-Thiry in March 1963. Richard Ellman also notes that James Joyce's daughter, Lucia, received psychiatric treatment in the commune's hospital in 1936 and was visited by both Joyce and Samuel Beckett.
Orly Airport is located to the south of Ivry-sur-Seine.
Senior high schools:
Colleges and universities:
- ESIEA (university)
- ESME Sudria
- École des technologies numériques appliquées
- Institut polytechnique des sciences avancées
- IONIS School of Technology and Management
Images from Ivry
As of circa 1998 Ivry and Vitry-sur-Seine had a combined Asian population of 3,600. That year about 250 Asians from those communes worked in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, and the overall demographics of Ivry and Vitry Asians were similar to those in the 13th arrondissement.
- Luc Abalo, handball player
- Nicolas Appert (1749–1841), inventor, spent a number of years in Ivry-sur-Seine
- Antonin Artaud, writer, died in Ivry-sur-Seine on 4 March 1948.
- Souleymane Bamba, footballer
- Paul Boccara, economist and historian.
- Pierre-Claude-Victor Boiste (1765–1824), lexicographer and editor of the Dictionnaire universel de la langue française
- Yannick Bonheur, figure skater
- Pierre Contant d'Ivry (1698–1777), architect born in Ivry-sur-Seine.
- Mana Dembele, footballer
- Jean Ferrat, singer, spent a number of years in Ivry-sur-Seine before settling in Ardèche.
- Catherine Ferry, singer
- Reda Kateb, actor
- Tripy Makonda, footballer
- Dany N'Guessan, footballer
- Jean Renaudie, architect and founder of the Atelier de Montrouge who was responsible for the complete renovation of Ivry town centre.
- Bakary Sako, footballer
- Antoine Spire, sociologist and writer.
- Maurice Thorez, former leader of the French Communist Party, elected deputy for d'Ivry-sur-Seine in 1932 until his death in 1964.
- Mickael Toti, basketball player
- Makan Traore, footballer
- Bano Traore, athlete
- La Diaspora Vietnamienne en France un cas particulier (in French)
- Richard Ellman, James Joyce, Oxford: OUP, 1984.
- "Contactez-nous." Fnac. Retrieved on 10 March 2010.
- "150 salariés de la Fnac arrivent encore à Ivry Archived 2015-01-13 at WebCite." Le Parisien. 17 June 2008. Retrieved on 10 March 2010. "HIER, c'était le dernier jour d'aménagement au nouveau siège social de la Fnac, au bord de la Seine à Ivry-Port." and "Ils rejoignent ainsi les 850 autres employés qui sont déjà installés depuis le début du mois à Ivry."
- "Conditions Générales d'Utilisation." E.Leclerc. Retrieved on 1 May 2011. "26, quai Marcel Boyer 94 200 Ivry-sur-Seine"
- Guillon, Michelle. "The Chinese and Chinese Districts in Paris" (Chapter 11). In: Sinn, Elizabeth (editor). The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas. Hong Kong University Press, 1 January 1998. ISBN 9622094465, 9789622094468. CITED: p. 197.
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- Ivry-sur-Seine city council website (in French)