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Coordinates: 49°01′57″N 2°28′29″E / 49.0325°N 2.4747°E / 49.0325; 2.4747

Commune of Goussainville

Goussainville - Eglise Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul 02.jpg
Saint Pierre-Saint Paul church
Location
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Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Goussainville (chief town)
Mayor Antoine Casula
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 56–109 m (180–360 ft)
(avg. 70 m/230 ft)
Land area1 11.52 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
Population2 30,500  (2005 [1])
 - Density 2,648 /km2 (6,860 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 95280/ 95190
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.

Goussainville is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 20.6 km (12.8 mi). (12.8 miles) north-northeast from the center of Paris (as the crow flies), near Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

Goussainville, together with the neighboring communes of Le Thillay and Vaudherland, form an urban area of 31,109 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a satellite city of Paris, being separated from the urban area of Paris by some agricultural land. However, with the growth of the Paris suburbs, particularly around Charles de Gaulle Airport, it is expected that in the near future Goussainville will be reached by the suburbs of Paris, thus becoming physically linked to the urban area of Paris.

Goussainville was the site of the two supersonic aircraft that crash in this area, a Tupolev Tu-144 in 1973 and the Concorde in 2000.

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Transport

Goussainville is served by two stations on Paris RER line D: Goussainville and Les Noues.

See also

References

  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 27,356 at the 1999 census

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