Vanves

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Vanves
Commune
The Albert-Legris crossroads, in the heart of the Plateau de Vanves district
The Albert-Legris crossroads, in the heart of the Plateau de Vanves district
Coat of arms of Vanves
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°49′15″N 2°17′23″E / 48.8208°N 2.2897°E / 48.8208; 2.2897Coordinates: 48°49′15″N 2°17′23″E / 48.8208°N 2.2897°E / 48.8208; 2.2897
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementBoulogne-Billancourt
CantonClamart
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Gauducheau
Area11.56 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)227,127
 • Density17,000/km2 (45,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code92075 /92170
Elevation35–78 m (115–256 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Vanves French pronunciation: ​[vɑ̃v] is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.6 km (3.5 mi) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe and the tenth in France [1]

History[edit]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Vanves was annexed to Paris, and forms now essentially the neighborhood of Plaisance, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.

On 8 November 1883, about half of the territory of Vanves was detached and became the commune of Malakoff.

Transport[edit]

Vanves is served by Malakoff – Plateau de Vanves station on Paris Métro Line 13. This station is located at the border between the commune of Vanves and the commune of Malakoff, on the Malakoff side of the border.

Vanves is also served by Vanves – Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

Education[edit]

Preschools/nurseries:[2]

  • École maternelle Cabourg
  • École maternelle Forestier
  • École maternelle Gambetta
  • École maternelle Lemel
  • École maternelle Marceau
  • École maternelle du Parc

Elementary schools:[3]

  • École élémentaire Cabourg
  • École élémentaire Forestier
  • École élémentaire Gambetta
  • École élémentaire Larmeroux
  • École élémentaire Marceau
  • École élémentaire du Parc

Junior high schools:[4]

  • Collège Michelet
  • Collège Saint-Exupéry

Senior high schools/sixth form colleges:[5]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French) List of French cities ordered by population density
  2. ^ "Écoles maternelles." Vanves. Retrieved on 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Les écoles élémentaires de Vanves." Vanves. Retrieved on 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Les collèges de Vanves." Vanves. Retrieved on 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Les lycées de Vanves." Vanves. Retrieved on 28 July 2018.

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