Villeneuve-la-Garenne

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Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne by Alfred Sisley (1872)
Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne by Alfred Sisley (1872)
Coat of arms of Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Villeneuve-la-Garenne is located in France
Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Villeneuve-la-Garenne is located in Île-de-France (region)
Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°19′40″E / 48.9372°N 2.3278°E / 48.9372; 2.3278Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°19′40″E / 48.9372°N 2.3278°E / 48.9372; 2.3278
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonGennevilliers
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pascal Pelain[1]
Area
1
3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
24,097
 • Density7,500/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92078 /92390
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Villeneuve-la-Garenne (French pronunciation: [vilnœv la ɡaʁɛn] (listen)) is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.2 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris in the Hauts-de-Seine department in the Île-de-France region.

History[edit]

The commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne was created on 9 April 1929 by detaching its territory from the commune of Gennevilliers.

Transport[edit]

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Villeneuve-la-Garenne is Saint-Denis station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line D and on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station is located in the commune of Saint-Denis, 0.9 km (0.56 mi) from the town center of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

The town is well-served by the Paris metropolitan bus system : several lines run through its territory. (RATP bus lines 137, 177, 178, 261 and 378).

Since 15 November 2012, the city is served by a tram (Line 1).

Demographics[edit]

As of January 1, 2019 there were 24,097 residents.[3] As of 2016 almost 37% of the residents were under 25 years of age.[4]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1931 3,954—    
1936 4,031+0.39%
1946 3,584−1.17%
1954 4,035+1.49%
1962 13,780+16.59%
1968 22,715+8.69%
1975 23,691+0.60%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1982 23,906+0.13%
1990 23,824−0.04%
1999 22,349−0.71%
2007 24,516+1.16%
2012 25,725+0.97%
2017 23,771−1.57%
Source: EHESS[5] and INSEE (1968-2017)[6]

Education[edit]

As of the 2015–2016 school year the commune had 1,280 preschool students, 1,973 elementary students, and 1,978 secondary students.[7]

Junior high schools include:

Senior high schools:

The public library is the Bibliothèque Aimé-Césaire.[12]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is twinned with:[13]

Notable people[edit]

Economy[edit]

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is home to shipyards:

  • Chantier de la Société Française de Construction navale
  • Vanpraet Chantiers Navals du Nord

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, 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. ^ Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2019, INSEE
  4. ^ "Jeunesse." Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved on September 9, 2016. "Avec près de 37% de Villenogarennois de moins de 25 ans,[...]"
  5. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Villeneuve-la-Garenne, EHESS. (in French)
  6. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  7. ^ "Chiffres clés ." Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Home. Collège Édouard Manet. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  9. ^ Home. Collège Georges Pompidou. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  10. ^ Home. Lycée polyvalent Charles Petiet. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Home. Lycée Michel Ange. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Bibliothèque Aimé-Césaire." Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Jumelage". villeneuve92.com (in French). Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved 2021-04-12.

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