|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Pierre Bell-Lloch|
|11.67 km2 (4.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||8,200/km2 (21,000/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.|
Vitry-sur-Seine was originally called simply Vitry. The name Vitry comes from Medieval Latin Vitriacum, and before that Victoriacum, meaning "estate of Victorius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. In 1897 the name of the commune officially became Vitry-sur-Seine (meaning "Vitry upon Seine"), in order to distinguish it from other communes of France also called Vitry.
For some years, Vitry-sur-Seine operated a cultural policy of bringing art to all. For this reason, the commune contains over 100 contemporary sculptures, notably in establishments of public education (schools, secondary schools and High Schools).
Vitry hosts the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (Val-de-Marne's Museum of Contemporary Art). Opened on 18 November 2005, this museum offers in addition to the workshops of plastic arts, an auditorium and a cinema for art and experimental film.
Orly Airport is located near Vitry-sur-Seine.
The city can be separated into three distinct parts: the center containing numerous cités HLM (Housing projects), peripheral neighborhoods belonging to the middle class, and a large industrial area along the Seine river.
In 2017 the population of the city was estimated at 93,500 inhabitants. Vitry-sur-Seine is the 46th most populated city of France and the seventh of Île-de-France. The rate of unemployment is 26.5%, while national average is under 10%.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
|Born in metropolitan France||Born outside metropolitan France|
|Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1||EU-15 immigrants2||Non-EU-15 immigrants|
|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 circa 1998 Ivry-sur-Seine and Vitry had a combined Asian population of 3,600. That year about 250 Asians from those communes worked in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, and the overall demographics of Ivry and Vitry Asians were similar to those in the 13th arrondissement.
Vitry is divided into two cantons (districts):
- Vitry-sur-Seine-1 counts 46,849 inhabitants (as of 2014)
- Vitry-sur-Seine-2 counts 44,339 inhabitants (as of 2014)
Cités (Housing projects)
- Cité Balzac
- Cité Du Colonel Fabien
- Lucien Français
- Les Marronniers
- La Sablière 200
- La Commune de Paris
- Mario Capra
- Les Montagnards
- Les Montagnes (La Vanoise, Pelvoux, Annapurna)
- La Tourraine
- Le Mail
- Le Moulin Vert
- Les Toits et Joie
- Gabriel Peri
- Cité Robespierre
- Cité Barbusse
- Le Square de l'Horloge
- Cité Camille Groult
- Les Malassis
- Rouget de l'isle
- La Glacière
- Cité Bourgogne
- Cité Verte
- Cité Bleu (Camille Blanc)
- Cité des Combattants
- Roger Derry
- Cité des Peupliers-Manouchians
- La Semise
- Public junior high schools (collèges): Danielle-Casanova, Adolphe-Chérioux, Lakanal, Gustave-Monod, and Collège Jules-Valles
- In addition Collège Romain-Rolland in Ivry-sur-Seine serves a portion of Vitry-sur-Seine
- Senior high schools: Lycée Adolphe-Chérioux, Lycée Camille-Claudel, and Lycée Jean-Macé
- Lycée Romain-Rolland is in adjacent Ivry-sur-Seine
- Private junior-senior high school: Collège-lycée privé Epin
Twin towns – sister cities
- Jimmy Briand, footballer
- Cédric Bakambu, footballer
- Cerrone, musician
- Doudou Masta, rapper
- Damien Dovy, karateka
- David Fleurival, footballer
- Mickaël Hanany, athlete
- Jimmy Kébé, footballer
- 113, rap group
- Ritchie Makuma Mpasa, footballer
- Richard Massolin, footballer
- Jérémy Menez, footballer
- Maguy Nestoret, athlete
- Rohff, rapper
- Arsène Tchakarian, French-Armenian historian and resistance fighter
- Lassana Touré, basketball player
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- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Vitry-sur-Seine, EHESS. (in French)
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
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