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Coordinates: 48°56′00″N 2°18′00″E / 48.9333°N 2.3000°E / 48.9333; 2.3000

Commune of Gennevilliers

Location
Gennevilliers map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton 2 cantons
Mayor Jacques Bourgoin
Statistics
Elevation 21–33 m (69–108 ft)
Land area1 11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population2 42,275  (2006)
 - Density 3,632 /km2 (9,410 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 92036/ 92230
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.

Gennevilliers is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi). (5.7 miles) from the center of Paris.

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History

Gennevilliers, by Lucy Bacon circa 1895. Photo from painting in private collection.

On 9 April 1929, one-fifth of the territory of Gennevilliers was detached and became the commune of Villeneuve-la-Garenne.

Economy

Gennevilliers is the site of the main river port of Paris on the Seine river.

Transport

Gennevilliers is served by Gabriel Péri station on Paris Métro line 13. This station is located at the border between the commune of Gennevilliers and the commune of Asnières-sur-Seine, on the Asnières side of the border.

Gennevilliers is also served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Les Grésillons and Gennevilliers.

Personalities

Gennevilliers was the birthplace of the actress Isabelle Adjani, and the French judoka Pascal Tayot, who won a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics.It is also the birthplace of pole vault bronze medalist and former record holder Thierry Vigneron.

Gennevilliers is the home town of Liverpool footballer David Ngog, famous for his goal against Manchester United on 25 October 2009.

International relations

Gennevilliers is twinned with:

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