The town hall of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor (2001–2006)||Catherine Hanriot|
|3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.
|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.
In December 2005, Pierrefitte became Europe's first "Mediation Town".
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.
Primary and secondary schools in the commune include:
- Nine preschools (maternelles)
- Eight elementary schools
- Two junior high schools: Collège Gustave-Courbet and Collège Pablo-Neruda
In the arts
- 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.
Pierrefitte is twinned with
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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
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