Gennevilliers
Town centre of Gennevilliers
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Gennevilliers
Gennevilliers
Gennevilliers
Paris and inner ring départements
Gennevilliers
Gennevilliers
Gennevilliers (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonGennevilliers
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Patrice Leclerc[1]
Area
1
11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
47,702
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92036 /92230
Elevation21–33 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.

Gennevilliers (French pronunciation: ​[ʒœnvilje]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, in the Hauts-de-Seine department of Île-de-France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the centre of Paris. In 2017, it had a population of 46,907.

History

La plaine de Gennevilliers, by Gustave Caillebotte in 1888
La plaine de Gennevilliers, by Gustave Caillebotte in 1888

On 9 April 1929, one-fifth of the territory of Gennevilliers was detached and became the commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne. Gennevilliers is the site of the main river port Port of Gennevilliers of Paris on the Seine.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,155—    
1800 1,041−1.47%
1806 1,005−0.58%
1821 1,086+0.52%
1831 1,106+0.18%
1836 1,099−0.13%
1841 1,115+0.29%
1846 1,154+0.69%
1851 1,166+0.21%
1856 1,168+0.03%
1861 1,630+6.89%
1866 2,186+6.05%
1872 1,897−2.34%
1876 2,389+5.93%
1881 3,245+6.32%
1886 4,448+6.51%
1891 5,837+5.59%
1896 7,401+4.86%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 10,056+6.32%
1906 11,586+2.87%
1911 14,003+3.86%
1921 18,118+2.61%
1926 24,120+5.89%
1931 27,250+2.47%
1936 29,369+1.51%
1946 25,169−1.53%
1954 33,137+3.50%
1962 42,595+3.19%
1968 46,074+1.32%
1975 50,290+1.26%
1982 45,396−1.45%
1990 44,818−0.16%
1999 42,513−0.58%
2007 41,960−0.16%
2012 42,919+0.45%
2017 46,907+1.79%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Transport

Gennevilliers is served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Les Courtilles, Les Agnettes and Gabriel Péri. All three are at the border with the commune of Asnières-sur-Seine.

Gennevilliers is also served by two stations on RER C (Les Grésillons and Gennevilliers), as well as five stops on Île-de-France tramway Line 1.

Education

Schools in Gennevilliers include:

There is a senior high school, Lycée Galilée.[8]

Natives/residents

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France

Gennevilliers is twinned with:[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Gennevilliers, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "Écoles maternelles Archived 2016-09-30 at the Wayback Machine." Genevilliers. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Écoles élémentaires[permanent dead link]." Genevilliers. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Collèges Archived 2016-09-30 at the Wayback Machine." Gennevilliers. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lycée Galilée." Gennevilliers. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Relations internationales". ville-gennevilliers.fr (in French). Gennevilliers. Retrieved 2019-11-14.