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Coordinates: 48°43′09″N 2°15′02″E / 48.71917°N 2.25056°E / 48.71917; 2.25056

Commune of Palaiseau

Town hall
Palaiseau map.png
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates 48°43′09″N 2°15′02″E / 48.71917°N 2.25056°E / 48.71917; 2.25056
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne (sous-préfecture)
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Palaiseau (chief town)
Intercommunality CA du Plateau de Saclay
Mayor François Lamy
Elevation 47–159 m (150–520 ft)
Land area1 11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population2 31,000  (2005 [1])
 - Density 2,693 /km2 (6,970 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91477/ 91120
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.

Palaiseau is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from the center of Paris. Palaiseau is a sous-préfecture of the Essonne département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Palaiseau.


Colleges and universities

ParisTech has a strong presence in Palaiseau, with two member institutes: the École Polytechnique, France's most prestigious engineering school, and an annex of École nationale supérieure de Techniques Avancées, which are now located in Palaiseau, on the Plateau de Saclay.


At the 1999 census, the population was 28,965. The estimate for 2005 was 30,600.

Inhabitants of Palaiseau are known as Palaisiens.


Palaiseau is served by 3 stations on Paris RER line B: Palaiseau, Palaiseau – Villebon and Lozère (this last station is the closest to the famous École Polytechnique). Please note that the station Massy-Palaiseau (RER B and RER C) is actually a station in the town of Massy.

International relations


Twin towns — Sister cities

Palaiseau is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 28,965 at the 1999 census
  2. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr Destrict". © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28.  

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