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Coordinates: 48°53′55″N 2°33′36″E / 48.89861°N 2.56°E / 48.89861; 2.56

Commune of Montfermeil

Location
Montfermeil map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°53′55″N 2°33′36″E / 48.89861°N 2.56°E / 48.89861; 2.56
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Le Raincy
Canton Montfermeil
Intercommunality Clichy-sous-Bois - Montfermeil
Mayor Xavier Lemoine (FRS)
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 116 m (380 ft) avg.
Land area1 5.45 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population2 26,100  (2005 [1])
 - Density 4,789 /km2 (12,400 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 93047/ 93370
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.


Montfermeil is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 17.2 km (10.7 mi). (10.7 miles) from the center of Paris.

Montfermeil is famous as the location of Thénardier's inn in Les Misérables. It has made the headlines due to troubles in its social estate called "les Bosquets".

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Heraldry

arms of Montfermeil

The arms of Montfermeil are blazoned :
Gules, 3 roses argent.

Points of interest

Transport

Montfermeil is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Montfermeil is Le Chénay – Gagny station on Paris RER line E. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Gagny, 3.1 km (1.9 mi).(1.9 miles) from the town center of Montfermeil.

References

  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 24,121 at the 1999 census

External links

  • Official website (in French)
  • pictures of montfermeil housing project called "les bosquets" :[1]
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