Paris and inner ring départements
|• Mayor||Patrick Beaudouin|
|Area1||0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||25,000/km2 (65,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||94067 / 94160|
|Elevation||42–54 m (138–177 ft)|
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.
Saint-Mandé French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ mɑ̃.de] is a high-end commune of the Val-de-Marne department in Île-de-France in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3 km (3.3 mi) from the center of Paris. The municipality is the sixth smallest surface of Île-de-France, and therefore one of the most densely populated ones in Europe. It is located on the edge of the 12th district of Paris, near the Porte de Vincennes and Porte de Saint-Mandé. The motto of the city is "Cresco et Floresco", which means "I grow and I flourish".
On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, about two-thirds of the commune of Saint-Mandé was annexed to Paris, and now forms the neighborhoods of Bel-Air and Picpus, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.
In 1929, the commune of Saint-Mandé lost one-quarter of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a small part of which belonged to Saint-Mandé, leaving Saint-Mandé as a small rump commune after the territorial losses of 1860 and 1929.
- Charles Berling, actor
- Maurice Boitel, painter
- Armand Carrel, political writer, who died there in a duel
- Claudette Colbert, actress
- Georges Courteline writer and lampoonist
- Bruno Cremer, actor
- Frédéric Diefenthal, actor
- Juliette Drouet, mistress of Victor Hugo
- Alfred Grévin, caricaturist, founder of Musée Grévin
- Georges Guynemer, aviator
- Charles Nungesser, aviator
- Juliette Benzoni, novel writer
- Alexandra David-Néel, orientalist
The municipality is crossed by a principal north-south axis, the "Avenue du Général-de-Gaulle" (formerly "Rue de la République"), and by an East-West axis, the "Avenue de Paris" (RN 34). Another important and historical street of the municipality is the "Chaussée de l'Étang" which goes along the "Bois de Vincennes". Saint-Mandé is served by Saint-Mandé station on Paris Métro Line 1, as well as line no 8. RATP buses include lines 46, 56, 86 and 325. The closest airport is Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle, located around 14 miles away (24 km).
Saint-Mandé is twinned with:
- Waltham Forest, United Kingdom since 21 April 1956
- Eschwege, Germany since 23 September 1989
- Concord, Massachusetts, United States since 15 March 1997
- Tres Cantos, Spain since 12 March 2005
- Drogheda, Ireland since 9 September 2011
- Yanggu, South Korea since 12 October 2011
- Official website (in French)
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