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Charenton-le-Pont

Charenton-le-Pont
Arthur Dussault square inCharenton-le-pont
Arthur Dussault square inCharenton-le-pont
Coat of arms of Charenton-le-Pont
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Créteil
Canton Charenton-le-Pont
Intercommunality Charenton-le-Pont - Saint-Maurice
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Jean-Marie Brétillon
Area1 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 28,679
 • Density 16,000/km2 (40,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94018 / 94220
Elevation 28–57 m (92–187 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 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.
Public park in Charenton-le-Pont, nearby Charenton-Ecoles metro station

Charenton-le-Pont is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.2 km (3.9 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.

The Charenton Psychiatric Hospital is located in the neighbouring commune Charenton-Saint-Maurice, which changed its name in 1842 to Saint Maurice.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Transport 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns – Sister cities 3.1
  • Economy 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

A Bronze Age hoard of weapons was found in the river Seine at Charenton in the late nineteenth century. Comprising swords, axes, spear heads and other miscellaneous objects, it is now in the British Museum.[1]

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, half of the commune of Bercy was annexed to the city of the Paris, and the remaining half was annexed to Charenton-le-Pont.

In 1929, the commune of Charenton-le-Pont lost about a third of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a small part of which belonged to Charenton-le-Pont.

Transport

Charenton-le-Pont is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 8: Liberté and Charenton — Écoles.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Charenton-le-Pont is twinned with:

Economy

See also

References

  • INSEE
  • Mayors of Essonne Association (French)
  1. ^ British Museum Collection [2]
  2. ^ "[via WaybackMachine.com]"British towns twinned with French towns . Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Trowbridge - Market town twins with Arab city". BBC News (BBC News Channel). 2006-10-03. Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

External links

  • Charenton-le-Pont city council website (in French)
  • Historical notes (in French)


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