Villeneuve-la-Garenne

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.2 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris in the Hauts-de-Seine department in the Île-de-France region.

Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Bridge at Villeneuve-la-Garenne by Alfred Sisley (1872)
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Paris and inner ring départements
Villeneuve-la-Garenne
Villeneuve-la-Garenne (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°56′14″N 2°19′40″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonGennevilliers
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  Mayor (20012008) Alain-Bernard Boulanger
Area
1
3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
24,375
  Density7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92078 /92390
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

The commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne was created on 9 April 1929 by detaching its territory from the commune of Gennevilliers.

Transport

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Villeneuve-la-Garenne is Saint-Denis station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line D and on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station is located in the commune of Saint-Denis, 0.9 km (0.56 mi) from the town center of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

The town is well-served by the Paris metropolitan bus system : several lines run through its territory. (RATP bus lines 137, 177, 178, 261 and 378).

Since 15 November 2012, the city is being crossed by a tram (tram 1)

Demographics

As of January 1, 2011 there were 25,644 residents.[2]

As of 2016 almost 37% of the residents are under 25 years of age.[3]

Education

As of the 2015-2016 school year the commune had 1,280 preschool students, 1,973 elementary students, and 1,978 secondary students.[2]

Junior high schools include:

Senior high schools:

The public library is the Bibliothèque Aimé-Césaire.[8]

Personalities

Economy

Villeneuve-la-Garenne is home to shipyards:

  • Chantier de la Société Française de Construction navale
  • Vanpraet Chantiers Navals du Nord

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "Chiffres clés ." Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  3. "Jeunesse." Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved on September 9, 2016. "Avec près de 37% de Villenogarennois de moins de 25 ans,[...]"
  4. Home. Collège Edouard Manet. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  5. Home. Collège Georges Pompidou. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  6. Home. Lycée polyvalent Charles Petiet. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  7. Home. Lycée Michel Ange. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  8. "Bibliothèque Aimé-Césaire." Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.


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