Bondy

Bondy (French pronunciation: [bɔ̃di]) is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.9 km (6.8 mi) from the centre of Paris.

Bondy
Church of Bondy

Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Bondy
Bondy
Paris and inner ring départements
Bondy
Bondy (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°54′08″N 2°28′58″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-Saint-Denis
ArrondissementBobigny
CantonBondy
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Sylvine Thomassin
Area
1
5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
53,416
  Density9,800/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93010 /93140
Elevation37–65 m (121–213 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Name

The name Bondy was recorded for the first time around AD 600 as Bonitiacum, meaning "estate of Bonitius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

History

During the Middle Ages Bondy was primarily forest. The forest of Bondy was a well-known haunt of bandits and robbers and was extremely dangerous.

On 3 January 1905, a third of the territory of Bondy was detached and became the commune of Les Pavillons-sous-Bois.

On 30 October 2007, a gas explosion killed one person and injured 47 people.

Bondy and its integration into Paris is the subject of part of the second-last chapter of Graham Robb's book Parisians.

Personalities

Demographics

Immigration

Place of birth of residents of Bondy in 1999
Born in Metropolitan FranceBorn outside Metropolitan France
72.2%27.8%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1EU-15 immigrants2Non-EU-15 immigrants
3.6%2.7%3.4%18.1%
1This 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), and 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.
2An 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.

Administration

Bondy is part of the canton of Bondy, created in 2015.

Transport

Bondy is served by Bondy station on Paris RER line E and the Line 4 (T4) of the Tramways in Île-de-France.

Education

As of 2016 the commune had 27 public primary schools with 6,900 students. There are also five public junior high schools and three public senior high schools.[2]

  • 13 public preschools[3]
  • 14 public elementary schools[4]
  • Junior high schools: Pierre Brossolette, Henri Sellier, Jean Zay, Jean Renoir, Pierre Curie[5]
  • Senior high schools: Lycée Léo-Lagrange, Lycée Marcel-Pagnol, Lycée Jean-Renoir[6]

There is a private elementary through high school, Institut privé de l'Assomption.[6]

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Vie scolaire Archived 2016-09-08 at the Wayback Machine." Bondy. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  3. "Les écoles maternelles Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Bondy. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  4. "Les écoles élémentaires Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Bondy. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  5. "60 millions d’euros pour les collèges Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Bondy. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  6. "Les lycées Archived 2016-09-16 at the Wayback Machine." Bondy. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
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