Palaiseau

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Palaiseau
Palaiseau Town Hall
Palaiseau Town Hall
Coat of arms of Palaiseau
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Palaiseau
Palaiseau is located in France
Palaiseau
Palaiseau
Palaiseau is located in Île-de-France (region)
Palaiseau
Palaiseau
Coordinates: 48°42′52″N 2°14′45″E / 48.7145°N 2.2457°E / 48.7145; 2.2457Coordinates: 48°42′52″N 2°14′45″E / 48.7145°N 2.2457°E / 48.7145; 2.2457
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementPalaiseau
CantonPalaiseau
IntercommunalityCA Paris-Saclay
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Grégoire De Lasteyrie[1]
Area
1
11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
35,236
 • Density3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91477 /91120
Elevation47–159 m (154–522 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Palaiseau (French pronunciation: ​[palɛzo]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from the centre of Paris. Palaiseau is a sub-prefecture of the Essonne department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Palaiseau.

Inhabitants of Palaiseau are known as Palaisiens.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,639—    
1800 1,599−0.35%
1806 1,740+1.42%
1821 1,634−0.42%
1831 1,633−0.01%
1836 1,675+0.51%
1841 1,716+0.48%
1846 1,761+0.52%
1851 1,846+0.95%
1856 1,919+0.78%
1861 1,912−0.07%
1866 2,029+1.19%
1872 1,949−0.67%
1876 2,464+6.04%
1881 2,409−0.45%
1886 2,627+1.75%
1891 2,701+0.56%
1896 2,661−0.30%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 2,808+1.08%
1906 3,024+1.49%
1911 3,450+2.67%
1921 4,555+2.82%
1926 5,962+5.53%
1931 7,264+4.03%
1936 7,878+1.64%
1946 8,029+0.19%
1954 10,118+2.93%
1962 16,326+6.16%
1968 23,343+6.14%
1975 28,716+3.00%
1982 28,369−0.17%
1990 28,395+0.01%
1999 28,965+0.22%
2007 30,149+0.50%
2012 30,268+0.08%
2017 35,514+3.25%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Education[edit]

As of 2016, the primary schools in Palaiseau have 2,770 students. There are 12 public preschools (maternelles) and 10 public elementary schools.[5]

Public secondary schools:[6]

The Institution Saint-Martin is a private school from preschool to high school.[5]

Colleges and universities[edit]

ParisTech has a strong presence in Palaiseau, with four member institutes: the École Polytechnique (one of the most prestigious engineering schools in France), École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique, École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées, and Institut d'optique Graduate School which are now located in Palaiseau, on the Plateau de Saclay.

Transport[edit]

Palaiseau is served by 3 stations on Paris RER line B: Palaiseau, Palaiseau – Villebon and Lozère (this last station is the closest to École Polytechnique). The station Massy-Palaiseau (RER B, RER C and also TGV, the French high-speed rail) is located in the nearby town of Massy.

Twin towns[edit]

Palaiseau is twinned with Unna, Germany.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Palaiseau, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ a b "Les établissements scolaires maternels et élémentaires." Palaiseau. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Au collège et au lycée." Palaiseau. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2009-10-28. {{cite web}}: External link in |publisher= (help)

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