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Coordinates: 48°49′35″N 2°24′18″E / 48.8265°N 2.405°E / 48.8265; 2.405

Commune of Charenton-le-Pont

Charenton-le-Pont map.svg
Paris and inner ring departments
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Créteil
Canton Charenton-le-Pont
Intercommunality Charenton-le-Pont - Saint-Maurice
Mayor Jean-Marie Brétillon
Elevation 28–57 m (92–187 ft)
(avg. 36 m/118 ft)
Land area1 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population2 28,679  (2006)
 - Density 15,502 /km2 (40,150 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94018/ 94220
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.
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). (3.8 miles) 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.



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.


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

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