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Coordinates: 48°50′43″N 2°11′07″E / 48.8453°N 2.1853°E / 48.8453; 2.1853

Commune of Garches

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Paris and inner ring départements
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Garches
Intercommunality Cœur de Seine
Elevation 163 m (535 ft) avg.
Land area1 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Population2 18,504  (2006)
 - Density 6,879 /km2 (17,820 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92033/ 92380
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.

Garches is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.8 km (7.3 mi). (7.3 miles) from the center of Paris.


Sites of interest

The northern part of the suburban city was marked by the combat of 19 January 1871 when the Parisians besieged and tried to force the German blockade to join the French troops of Versailles. The monuments that commemorate this event are two streets, Rue du 19 janvier and Rue du Colonel de Rochebrune.


Garches is served by Garches – Marnes-la-Coquette station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line. This station is located at the border between the commune of Garches and the commune of Marnes-la-Coquette, on the Marnes-la-Coquette side of the border.

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