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Grigny, Essonne

Grigny
Railway station
Railway station
Coat of arms of Grigny
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Évry
Canton Grigny
Intercommunality Les Lacs de l'Essonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Rio[1]
Area1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,790
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) French: grignois(e)
INSEE/Postal code 91286 / 91350
Elevation 32–84 m (105–276 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.

Grigny (French pronunciation: ​) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 21.8 km (13.5 mi) from the center of Paris.

Transportation

Grigny is served by Grigny – Centre station on Paris RER line D.

Avenue des Sablons

The Avenue des Sablons, about 10 km long, is the main thoroughfare of Grigny, a small town in the suburbs of Paris. A new town, under-populated in the 1980s, Grigny has been the target of massive investment in house construction. The Avenue des Sablons, as the town's main street, gives access to about 4,000 residential properties, and construction is still in progress. Many estate agents and letting agents are located here because of the great potential of the area. It is located in the district of Grigny 2.

Crime

The city has one of the highest rates of poverty and crime in the Essonne. There have been riots, particularly in the area of the Grande Borne. There were overnight clashes in Grigny on 6–7 November 2005, which left 10 police injured, two seriously.[2]

Notable people

See also

References

  • INSEE
  • Mayors of Essonne Association (French)
  1. ^ http://www.grigny91.fr
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4413250.stm

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
  • Land use (IAURIF) (English)
  • GIP de Grigny et de Viry-Châtillon: official website (French)


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