Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

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Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
The town hall of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
The town hall of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Coat of arms of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine is located in France
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Paris and inner ring departments
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°57′56″N 2°21′41″E / 48.9656°N 2.3614°E / 48.9656; 2.3614Coordinates: 48°57′56″N 2°21′41″E / 48.9656°N 2.3614°E / 48.9656; 2.3614
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-Saint-Denis
ArrondissementSaint-Denis
CantonÉpinay-sur-Seine
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2006) Catherine Hanriot
Area
1
3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
29,728
 • Density8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93059 /93200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Pierrefitte-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department and Île-de-France region of France. Today forming part of the northern suburbs of Paris, Pierrefitte lies 12.4 km (7.7 mi) from the centre of the French capital.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
The arms of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine are blazoned :
Gules, 3 rocks argent, perched on the center one a finch Or, on a chief azur a nail argent between 2 fleurs de lis Or.



History[edit]

In December 2005, Pierrefitte became Europe's first "Mediation Town".[2]

Transport[edit]

The town is served by Pierrefitte – Stains railway station on line D of the RER regional suburban rail network.

The south of the commune, where the National Archives of France relocated in 2013, is also served by Saint-Denis – Université station on Paris Métro Line 13. This station lies on the border between the communes of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine and Saint-Denis.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools in the commune include:

  • Nine preschools (maternelles)[3]
  • Eight elementary schools[4]
  • Two junior high schools: Collège Gustave-Courbet and Collège Pablo-Neruda[5]

Collège intercommunal Lucie-Aubrac in Villetaneuse also serves Pierrefitte students, as does Lycée Polyvalent Maurice-Utrillo, a senior high school/sixth-form college in Stains.[5]

Paris 8 University and Paris 13 University serve area students.[6]

In the arts[edit]

Pierrefitte was where comedian and filmmaker Kheiron was raised, and the setting for his award-winning film All Three of Us.[7]

Personalities[edit]

  • The actor and playwright Frédérick Lemaître lived in Pierrefitte between 1830 and 1845.
  • The naturalist Alcide d'Orbigny died in Pierrefitte in 1857 and is buried in the municipal cemetery.

Twin towns[edit]

Pierrefitte is twinned with

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Engel, Sven (15 December 2005). "Euromediation Working Group: Summary Report of the Pierrefitte Seminar" (PDF). European Forum for Urban Safety. Retrieved 20 July 2019. The second seminar of the EuroMediation working group took place in the city of Pierrefitte, situated in the northern periphery of Paris, on December 2-3, 2005 and was preceded by a one-day colloquium presenting Pierrefitte as the first “City of Mediation” in Europe (Ville-Médiation). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Les écoles maternelles." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Les écoles élémentaires." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Les collèges et le lycée." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "L'enseignement supérieur." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Alliance Française: All three of us". Orpheum. Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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