Bois-Colombes

Bois-Colombes is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9 km (5.6 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. International companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, IBM and AVIVA have their French quarter in Bois Colombes. The current mayor of Bois Colombes is Yves Révillon.

Bois-Colombes
The town hall in Bois-Colombes

Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Bois-Colombes
Bois-Colombes
Paris and inner ring départements
Bois-Colombes
Bois-Colombes (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°55′03″N 2°16′06″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonColombes-2
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  MayorYves Révillon
Area
1
1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
28,607
  Density15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92009 /92270
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

The commune of Bois-Colombes (literally "Dove Woods") was created on 13 March 1896 by detaching its territory from the commune of Colombes.

Transport

Bois-Colombes is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Bois-Colombes and Les Vallées.

Education

The commune has:[2]

  • Six combined preschools and primary schools: Françoise-Dolto, Gramme, La Cigogne, Pierre-Joigneaux, Jules-Ferry, Paul-Bert
  • One elementary-only school: Saint-Exupéry
  • Two junior high schools: Collège Jean-Mermoz and Collège Albert-Camus
  • Two senior high schools: Lycée Albert-Camus and Lycée professionnel régional

Personalities

International relations

Bois-Colombes is twinned with

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Pour les parents." Bois-Colombes. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.


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