Épinay-sur-Seine

Épinay-sur-Seine (IPA: [epinɛ syʁ sɛn]) is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.3 km (7.0 mi) from the center of Paris. The church of Notre-Dame-des-Missions-du-cygne d'Enghien, designed by Paul Tournon, may be found in the commune.

Épinay-sur-Seine
Town hall

Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Épinay-sur-Seine
Épinay-sur-Seine
Paris and inner ring départements
Épinay-sur-Seine
Épinay-sur-Seine (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°57′19″N 2°18′33″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-Saint-Denis
ArrondissementSaint-Denis
CantonÉpinay-sur-Seine and Saint-Ouen
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  Mayor (20082014) Hervé Chevreau
Area
1
4.57 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
55,754
  Density12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93031 /93800
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

On 7 August 1850, a part of the territory of Épinay-sur-Seine was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Deuil-la-Barre, a part of the territory of Saint-Gratien, and a part of the territory of Soisy-sous-Montmorency to create the commune of Enghien-les-Bains.

Francis, Duke of Cádiz (13 May 1822 – 17 April 1902), king consort of Spain, took up residence at the château of Épinay-sur-Seine in 1881 until his death in 1902. The castle is currently the Épinay-sur-Seine city hall.

From 1902 it was home to the Epinay Studios.

Town twinning

Épinay-sur-Seine is twinned with:[2]

Transport

Épinay-sur-Seine is served by Épinay-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line C. It is also served by Épinay-Villetaneuse station on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line.

Charles de Gaulle Airport is located about 13 km (8.1 mi) away from Épinay-sur-Seine.

Personalities

Heraldry

The arms of Épinay-sur-Seine are blazoned:
Per fess: 1: Or, a cross gules between 16 alerions, 2: a pinetree eradicated vert between 2 mullets of six points gules.

See also

References


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