The town hall of Pantin
Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Bertrand Kern|
|5.01 km2 (1.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||11,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||38–108 m (125–354 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Pantin (French pronunciation: [pɑ̃.tɛ̃]) is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.4 km (4.0 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. Its post code is 93500. The city is located on the edge of Paris and is mainly formed by a plain crossed by national roadway 2 and 3, the railway line Paris–Strasbourg and Ourcq canal.
On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, a small part of the commune of Pantin was annexed to Paris.
By 1875, the Canal de l'Ourcq (Ourcq canal) and new railway lines served to divide the town into two parts—the "Village" and the "Quatre Chemins".
|The arms of Pantin are blazoned :|
Argent a cross between four mullets pierced all gules.
|motto: Hardy Pantin en avant (forward Hardy Pantin)|
The recent construction of a science park along the Bassin de la Villette on the former site of city abattoirs has improved pedestrian access to Paris, as well as encouraging urban regeneration in Pantin itself. A key policy discussed since the 2008 mayoral election has been the possibility of integrating the ten banlieue towns of Bagnolet, Les Lilas, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, Romainville, Pantin, Noisy-le-Sec, Montreuil, Bobigny, Bondy and Rosny-sous-Bois into an "intercommune" of around 440,000 people. This new municipality could be created as early as January 2010. This project was implemented, it gathers nine communes. In 2016, Pantin was declared France's most polluted town by the World Health Organization.
|Source: Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962 then Insee from 1968.|
|Born in Metropolitan France||Born outside Metropolitan France|
|Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1||EU-15 immigrants2||Non-EU-15 immigrants|
|1 This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.|
2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.
Pantin was once the site of Motobecane's operations.
2,000 companies are located in Pantin, including 21 of more than 100 employees. Huge firms are located in the town, like Hermès (580 jobs – upholstery and luxury luggage), Bourjois, Chanel, Gucci, Agnès b., Sergent-Major, Elis (500 jobs – linen rental), Forclum, UTB (400 jobs – public works), Photovista Legrand, BNP Paribas, Boiron, Alliance Healthcare, Vetura, Fabio Lucci ... and publishers as computer Software Arkeia Software and MT Software.
Hermès finished an expansion project in the city center.
The city has created a "craft center" to "4 Chemins" especially with the House Revel to promote arts jobs.
Pantin is home to a hub of non-profit environmental organization, housed since 2014 in the "cité de l'environnement", like Bruitparif, the noise observatory of Île-de-France that monitors the environmental noise in the Paris agglomeration.
The current mayor of Pantin is Bertrand Kern of the Parti Socialiste (PS). Kern was re-elected in 2014 for a third 6-year mayoral term.
Finally Pantin is served by numerous bus lines (151, 152, 249, 148). Outside the hours of normal public transport the town is served by the N13 and N142 Noctilien night bus services with stops outside the Centre de la Danse, the Mairie and Rue Delizy.
Pantin is recently served by the tramway 3b (Delphine Seyrig; Elle Fitzerald: Grands Moulins de Pantin).
The commune has 11 preschools, 11 elementary schools (including one specialised school), four public junior high schools, one private junior high school, and three public senior high schools.
- Public junior high schools: Jean-Jaurès, Jean-Lolive, Joliot-Curie, and Lavoisier
- Private junior high school: Collège Prive Saint-Joseph-la-Salle
- Public senior high schools: Lycée Lucie-Aubrac, Lycée Simone-Weil, and Lycée Marcelin-Berthelot
- Jean-François Joseph Geffrard de La Motte, count de Sanois, was Lord of Pantin before the Revolution.
- Beaumarchais, writer, owned land in Pantin
- La Guimard (1743–1816), danser of the Opera
- Léon Jouhaux (1879–1954), syndicalist and Nobel Peace
- Jean-Marc Mormeck (born in 1972), boxing champion
Pantin was the birthplace of:
- Jean-Luc Chaignaud (born in 1959), baritone
- Pierre Desproges (1939–1988), humorist
- Philippe Delorme (born 1960), historian and journalist
- Jérôme Guedj (born 1972), politician
- Gabriel Obertan (born 1989), footballer playing for Levski (Sofia)
Pantin is twin cities with the Modigliani Art Center in Scandicci, a suburb of Florence, Italy, which inaugurated their XXXIV Year Salon of Painting with the Pantin art association, Les Amis des Arts.
The Centre national de la danse (CND, or National Dance Center) is an institution sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture. It studies dance in all its aspects, and is located in Pantin. The building is known for being a classic example of Brutalist architecture, and in 2004 was awarded the Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent.
- "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- "Notice communale de Pantin". Ldh/EHESS/Cassini.
- "Insee – Populations légales 2012 – 93-Seine-Saint-Denis". INSEE.
- "Ecoles maternelles." Pantin. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- "Ecoles élémentaires." Pantin. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- "Collèges." Pantin. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- "Lycées." Pantin. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
- Scandicci Cultural Organizations
- http://erfpantin.Free.fr Archived 12 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
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