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Coordinates: 48°45′55″N 2°16′41″E / 48.7652777778°N 2.27805555556°E / 48.7652777778; 2.27805555556

Commune of Châtenay-Malabry

Location
Châtenay-Malabry map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Intercommunality Hauts de Bièvre
Mayor Georges Siffredi
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 104 m (341 ft) avg.
Land area1 6.38 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population2 32,379  (2006)
 - Density 5,075 /km2 (13,140 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 92019/ 92290
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.

Châtenay-Malabry is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.8 km (6.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

The commune includes the valley la vallée aux loups with green forests and pretty houses including the estate of French writer Chateaubriand. It also includes the Butte Rouge, its most populated area. The Garden City in the Butte Rouge, the Cité Jardins, is one of the earliest housing at moderated rents (HLM).

Châtenay is the location of École Centrale Paris, of an UFR de Pharmacie (Faculty of Pharmacy) and of French national laboratory of doping detection. The high-speed TGV Atlantique goes across the city through an underground railway covered with a park called Coulée verte (greenway).

Since 31 December 2002, it is part of the Communauté d'agglomération des Hauts de Bièvre

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History

Originally called simply Châtenay, the name of the commune became officially Châtenay-Malabry in 1920.

The name Châtenay comes from castellanum = petit château (little castle) and Malabry comes from a deformation of badly located, spoiled ground.

Transportation

Châtenay-Malabry is served by Robinson station on Paris RER line B. This station is located at the border between the commune of Châtenay-Malabry and the commune of Sceaux, on the Sceaux side of the border.

Personalities

Points of interest

Twin towns

Châtenay-Malabry is twinned with

See also

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