Cachan

Cachan is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.7 km (4.2 mi) from the center of Paris.

Cachan
Cachan in the foreground, with the Medici Aqueduct in the background, and Paris beyond

Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Cachan
Cachan
Paris and inner ring departments
Cachan
Cachan (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°47′31″N 2°19′55″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementL'Haÿ-les-Roses
CantonCachan
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  MayorJean-Yves Le Bouillonnec (PS
Area
1
2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
30,524
  Density11,000/km2 (28,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94016 /94230
Elevation43–108 m (141–354 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The prestigious École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay and École Spéciale des Travaux Publics are located there.

Name

During the Middle Ages, Cachan was referred to in Medieval Latin texts as Caticantum, later corrupted into Cachentum, Cachant, and then Cachan. Some understand Caticantum as meaning "singing of the cat", "mewing of the cat", but this is not certain. Some others see a connection with the verb "to hunt" (captiare in Vulgar Latin, chacier in Old French).

History

Cachan was originally a hamlet within the commune of Arcueil, later renamed Arcueil-Cachan. The commune of Cachan was created on 26 December 1922 when it seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan, which was renamed back to Arcueil.

Neighboring communes

Transport

Cachan is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Arcueil Cachan and Bagneux.

Education

Primary schools:[2]

  • Six public preschools (écoles maternelles): Belle Image, Carnot, Coteau, Paul-Doumer, La Plaine, and Pont-Royal
  • Five public elementaries: Belle Image, Carnot, Coteau, Paul-Doumer, La Plaine
  • One private preschool and elementary: École Saint-Joseph

Secondary schools:[3]

  • Public junior high schools: Collège Victor-Hugo and Collège Paul-Bert
  • Private junior high: Collège Saint-Joseph
  • Public high schools/sixth-form colleges: Lycée Gustave Eiffel, Lycée Maximilien Sorre, Le foyer de Cachan

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Les établissements scolaires ." Cachan. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  3. "Etablissements secondaires ." Cachan. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.


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