The Place du 11 Novembre on market day
Paris and inner ring départements
|Intercommunality||Sud de Seine|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Catherine Margaté (PCF)|
|Area1||2.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi)|
|• Density||15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||92046 / 92240|
|Elevation||67–80 m (220–262 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.
Malakoff French pronunciation: [ma.la.kɔf] is a suburban commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department southwest of Paris, France. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the centre of the city. EUROCAE, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment is based in Malakoff.
The commune of Malakoff was created on 8 November 1883 by detaching its territory from the commune of Vanves. Its name was taken from an inn sign "A la Tour de Malakoff" (= "At the Malakoff Tower"); the inn was so named in 1855 to commemorate the Battle of Malakoff, fought during the Crimean War.
Malakoff is also served by Vanves – Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. This station is located on the border between the commune of Malakoff and the commune of Vanves, on the Vanves side.
- Charles Bourseul (1829–1912), scientist, inventor of a method of transmitting words using electricity. He lived at No. 62 Rue d'Arcueil (since named Rue Paul Vaillant-Couturier).
- Henri Rousseau, called "The Customs Agent", (1844–1910), painter, took his nickname from the fact that his full-time job was as a Paris customs agent (the octroi) at the Porte de Vanves in Malakoff.
- Edmond Lachenal, (1855–1948), potter who opened his first pottery works (from 1880 to 1887) in the city.
- Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault (1872–1934), was a psychiatrist, an ethnologist, and a photographer. Lived in a fine villa on Rue Vincent Moris.
- Pierre Curie (1859–1906) and Marie Curie (1867–1934) rented a house on Rue du Marché, later renamed Rue Gabriel-Crié). They used a shed on the property for their radium experiments (1900 to 1904).
- Henri Désiré Landru, notorious serial killer, ran a car repair shop on the Châtillon Road (later renamed Avenue Pierre Brossolette) in the period of the First World War.
- Eugène Christophe (1885–1970), cyclist, winner of the Milan-San Remo race and first wearer of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
- Roger Legris (1898–1981), stage and film actor.
- Sanyu (1901–1966), painter, lived from 1928 to 1931 in Malakoff on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
- Francesca Solleville, singer, lives in Malakoff.
- Pablo Reinoso, artist and designer, lives in Malakoff.
- Christian Boltanski, artist, lives and works in Malakoff.
- Annette Messager, artist, lives and works in Malakoff.
- Sophie Calle, artist, lives and works in Malakoff.
- Louis de Grandmaison, painter, lived in Malakoff.
- Sam Szafran, artist, lives and works in Malakoff
- Dictionnaire des noms de lieux de France (name on cover) alias Dictionnaire etymologique des noms de lieux en France (name on front endpaper), by A.Dauzat and Ch.Rostaing, publ. 1963 by Libraire Larousse
- Debailleux, Henri-François (29 October 1998). "Reinoso, Appel d'air. A Malakoff, l'Argentin expose des oeuvres magiques en toile de parachute.". Libération (in French). Retrieved 26 February 2013.
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- Official website (in French)