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Coordinates: 48°54′38″N 2°26′23″E / 48.9106°N 2.4397°E / 48.9106; 2.4397

Commune of Bobigny

Bobigny - Prefecture 01.jpg
Prefecture building
Location
Bobigny map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Bobigny
Canton Bobigny
Mayor Catherine Peyge
(2006–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 39–57 m (128–187 ft)
(avg. 45 m/148 ft)
Land area1 6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Population2 48,528  (2006)
 - Density 7,168 /km2 (18,570 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 93008/ 93000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bobigny is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.1 km (5.6 miles) from the center of Paris. Bobigny is the préfecture (capital) of the Seine-Saint-Denis département, as well as the seat of the Arrondissement of Bobigny. It is only the 12th-largest commune in Seine-Saint-Denis (1999 census).

Inhabitants are called Balbyniens.

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Heraldry

Arms of Bobigny

The arms of Bobigny are blazoned :
Or, a saltire gules, overall on an inescutcheon azure, a basket filled with fruit and flowers and topped with 7 ears of wheat argent.

The village of Bobigny was under the saint Andrew, hence the cross of Saint Andrew (saltire). The small shield in the middle evokes the agricultural nature of the commune.

Transport

Bobigny is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 5: Bobigny - Pantin - Raymond Queneau and Bobigny - Pablo Picasso.

Economy

Valeo has management branches (Valeo Transmissions group and Valeo Friction Materials group) here.

Personalities

Bobigny is the birthplace of:

Events

In March 2010, employees of Pier Import took a two managers hostage in Bobigny in a dispute over what was going to happen to the staff as the firm closed its stores in France.[1]

International relations

Bobigny is twinned with:

See also

References

External links

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