Gennevilliers (French pronunciation: [ʒœnvilje]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine département of France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris.
An aerial view of the Port of Gennevilliers
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Gennevilliers (Île-de-France (region))
|Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Patrice Leclerc|
|11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||21–33 m (69–108 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
On 9 April 1929, one-fifth of the territory of Gennevilliers was detached and became the commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.
- 13 preschools
- 9 primary schools
- 3 junior high schools: Collège Guy-Môquet, Collège Édouard-Vaillant, Collège Louis-Pasteur
There is a senior high school, Lycée Galilée.
- Isabelle Adjani, actress
- Pascal Tayot, French judoka who won a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Thierry Vigneron, pole vault bronze medalist and former record holder
- Garra Dembélé, footballer
- Wesley Jobello, footballer
- Issa Kanoute, footballer
- David N'Gog, footballer (Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool F.C.)
- Édouard Roger-Vasselin, tennis player
- Jeanine Claes, dancer
Twin towns - sister cities
Gennevilliers is twinned with:
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