Malakoff French pronunciation: [ɔf] is a suburban commune in the Hauts-de-Seine department southwest of Paris, France. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from the centre of the city. EUROCAE, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment is based in Malakoff.

The Place du 11 Novembre on market day

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Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Malakoff
Paris and inner ring départements
Malakoff (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°49′01″N 2°17′40″E
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
  Mayor (20152020) Jacqueline Belhomme
2.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
  Density15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92046 /92240
Elevation67–80 m (220–262 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.


The commune of Malakoff was created on 8 November 1883 by detaching its territory from the commune of Vanves. Its name was taken from an inn sign "À la Tour de Malakoff" (= "At the Malakoff Tower"); the inn was so named in 1855 to commemorate the Battle of Malakoff, fought during the Crimean War.[2]


Malakoff is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Malakoff Plateau de Vanves and Malakoff Rue Étienne Dolet.

Malakoff is also served by Vanves Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. This station is located on the border between the commune of Malakoff and the commune of Vanves, on the Vanves side.


Public primary schools:[3]

  • Eight public preschools (maternelles): Georges-Cogniot, Fernand-Léger, Jean-Jaurès, Guy-Môquet, Paul-Bert, Paul-Vaillant-Couturier, Paul-Langevin, Henri-Barbusse
  • Seven public elementary schools: Georges-Cogniot, Fernand-Léger, Jean-Jaurès, Guy-Môquet, Paul-Bert, Paul-Langevin, Henri-Barbusse

Public secondary schools:[4]

  • Junior high schools: Collège Paul-Bert and Collège Henri-Wallon
  • Senior high school: Lycée professionnel Louis-Girard

There is a private school, École privée Notre-Dame-de-France.[4]


Notable residents

See also


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Dictionnaire des noms de lieux de France (name on cover) alias Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieux en France (name on front endpaper), by A. Dauzat and Ch. Rostaing, publ. 1963 by Librairie Larousse
  3. "Les écoles primaires." Malakoff. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  4. "Les collèges et lycées." Malakoff. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  5. Debailleux, Henri-François (29 October 1998). "Reinoso, Appel d'air. A Malakoff, l'Argentin expose des oeuvres magiques en toile de parachute". Libération (in French). Retrieved 26 February 2013.
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