Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

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Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Commune
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
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
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Épinay-sur-Seine
Intercommunality Grand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2006) Catherine Hanriot
Area1 3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 28,277
 • Density 8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.



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)[1]
  • Eight elementary schools[2]
  • Two junior high schools: Collège Gustave-Courbet and Collège Pablo-Neruda[3]

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.[3]

Paris 8 University and Paris 13 University serve area students.[4]

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. ^ "Les écoles maternelles." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Les écoles élémentaires." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Les collèges et le lycée." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "L'enseignement supérieur." Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.

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