Charenton-le-Pont

Charenton-le-Pont is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.2 km (3.9 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.

Charenton-le-Pont
Arthur Dussault square inCharenton-le-pont

Coat of arms
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Location of Charenton-le-Pont
Charenton-le-Pont
Paris and inner ring departments
Charenton-le-Pont
Charenton-le-Pont (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°49′35″N 2°24′18″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementNogent-sur-Marne
CantonCharenton-le-Pont
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  Mayor (2016-2017) Hervé Gicquel
Area
1
1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
30,793
  Density17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94018 /94220
Elevation28–57 m (92–187 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The Charenton Psychiatric Hospital is located in the neighbouring commune Charenton-Saint-Maurice, which changed its name in 1842 to Saint Maurice.

History

A Bronze Age hoard of weapons was found in the river Seine at Charenton in the late nineteenth century. Comprising swords, axes, spear heads and other miscellaneous objects, it is now in the British Museum.[2]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, half of the commune of Bercy was annexed to the city of the Paris, and the remaining half was annexed to Charenton-le-Pont.

In 1929, the commune of Charenton-le-Pont lost about a third of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a small part of which belonged to Charenton-le-Pont.

Transport

Charenton-le-Pont is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 8: Liberté and Charenton — Écoles.

Education

As of 2015 the commune has 14 public and private schools.[3]

  • Public preschools (écoles maternelles): 4 vents, Cerisae, Champ des Alouettes, Conflans, Port au Lions, and Valmy
  • Public elementary schools: Briand A, Briand B, Desnos, Pasteur, and Valmy
  • Collège la Cerisaie (junior high school)
  • Lycée Robert Schuman (public senior high school/sixth-form college)
  • Notre dame des Missions (private school, elementary through senior high school/sixth form college)

Twin towns - Sister cities=

Charenton-le-Pont is twinned with:

Economy

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. British Museum Collection
  3. "Les établissements scolaires de Charenton." Charenton. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  4. "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  5. "Trowbridge - Market town twins with Arab city". BBC News. BBC News Channel. 2006-10-03. Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
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