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Sevran town hall in 2007
Sevran town hall in 2007
Coat of arms of Sevran
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Sevran
Sevran is located in France
Sevran is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°32′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.5333°E / 48.9333; 2.5333Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°32′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.5333°E / 48.9333; 2.5333
ArrondissementLe Raincy
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Stéphane Blanchet[1]
7.28 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
 • Density7,100/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93071 /93270
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sevran (French pronunciation: [səvʁɑ̃] (listen)) is a commune in the French department of Seine-Saint-Denis, northeastern suburbs of Paris, Île-de-France. It is located 16.2 km (10.1 mi) from the center of Paris.


Sevran is located northeast of the Boulevard Périphérique.[3]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 326—    
1800 301−1.13%
1806 328+1.44%
1821 243−1.98%
1831 299+2.10%
1836 318+1.24%
1841 311−0.44%
1846 316+0.32%
1851 309−0.45%
1856 318+0.58%
1861 361+2.57%
1866 360−0.06%
1872 365+0.23%
1876 518+9.15%
1881 689+5.87%
1886 848+4.24%
1891 873+0.58%
1896 1,028+3.32%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 1,073+0.86%
1906 1,378+5.13%
1911 1,923+6.89%
1921 2,691+3.42%
1926 6,058+17.62%
1931 10,071+10.70%
1936 10,147+0.15%
1946 8,889−1.31%
1954 12,956+4.82%
1962 17,969+4.17%
1968 20,253+2.01%
1975 34,221+7.78%
1982 41,809+2.90%
1990 48,478+1.87%
1999 47,063−0.33%
2007 51,110+1.04%
2012 49,442−0.66%
2017 51,016+0.63%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]


Place of birth of residents of Sevran in 1999
Born in metropolitan France Born outside metropolitan France
71.3% 28.7%
Born in
overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
4.5% 2.5% 3.0% 18.7%
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), as well as 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.

As of 2013 the origins of over half of its resident are from outside France. The largest ethnic backgrounds within the foreign origins are from sub-Saharan Africa, Algeria, and Morocco.[3]

In 2013 The Economist stated that Sevran was one of the poorest areas of the Paris Metropolitan Area. As of 2013 36% of the residents are considered to be below the poverty line. The national average is 12%. About 75% of Sevran's residents live in subsidized housing. The article also cites research that says "somebody called Mohamed, Ali or Kamel is four times more likely to be unemployed than somebody named Philippe or Alain."[3]


Sevran is home to an important music and dance school, the Espace François Mauriac, also known as the conservatoire de Sevran.[citation needed] Many important French and international musicians have taught there, including Claude Ballif, Allain Gaussin and Vincent Decleire.[citation needed] The famous French rapper Kaaris is also from Sevran, born to parents from Ivory Coast.[citation needed]

Women are unofficially banned from public spaces by men in some areas of Sevran and will not receive service in bars or cafés. Authorities turn a blind eye as the men support the mayor.[6][7][8][9]


Blason Sevran.svg
The arms of Sevran are blazoned :
Azure, a bend argent between 3 acorns and 2 eagle talons Or, on a chief azure, 3 fleurs de lys Or surmounted by a label argent.


Sevran is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Sevran – Livry and Sevran – Beaudottes.



  • 15 public preschools (maternelles):[10]
  • 16 public primary schools:[11]
  • 1 private preschool: École maternelle Sainte-Agnès/École élémentaire Sainte-Agnès[10][11]
  • Junior high schools: Collège Evariste Galois, Collège Georges Brassens, Collège Paul Painlevé, and Collège La Pléïade[12]
  • Senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée Blaise Cendrars

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "France’s troubled suburbs: Forgotten in the banlieues." The Economist. 23 February 2013. Retrieved on 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Sevran, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ "Femmes indésirables dans des lieux publics: "Les maires ont accepté ça parce que ces gens-là votent pour eux"". BFMTV. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Un reportage dans un bar où les femmes sont interdites provoque de vives réactions". Sud Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  8. ^ "'This isn't Paris. It's only men here' - Inside the French Muslim no-go zones where women aren't welcome". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  9. ^ Alouti, Feriel (2017-02-03). "A Sevran, les femmes sont-elles vraiment indésirables dans les cafés ?". Le (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  10. ^ a b "Ecoles maternelles." Sevran. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Ecoles élémentaires." Sevran. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Enseignement secondaire." Sevran. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.

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