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Commune of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

Mairie de Pierrefitte-sur-Seine.jpg
Pierrefitte: the Town Hall.
Pierrefitte-sur-Seine map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
Intercommunality Plaine Commune
Mayor Catherine Hanriot (PCF)
Elevation 98 m (320 ft) avg.
Land area1 3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population2 26,400  (2005 [1])
 - Density 7,742 /km2 (20,050 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93059/ 93380
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.

Pierrefitte-sur-Seine is a commune in the Seine-Saint-Denis department and Île-de-France region of France. Today forming part of the northern suburbs of Paris, Pierrefitte lies 12.4 km (7.7 miles) from the centre of the French capital.



Arms of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

The arms of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine are blazoned :
Gules, 3 rocks argent, perched on the center one a finch Or, on a chief azur a nail argent between 2 fleurs de lis Or.


The town is served by Pierrefitte – Stains railway station on line D of the RER regional suburban rail network.

The south of the commune, where the National Archives of France are due to relocate by 2009, is also served by Saint-Denis – Université station on Paris Métro Line 13. This station lies on the border between the communes of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine and Saint-Denis.

Famous residents

  • The actor and playwright Frédérick Lemaître lived in Pierrefitte between 1830 and 1845.
  • The naturalist Alcide d'Orbigny died in Pierrefitte in 1857 and is buried in the municipal cemetery.

Town twinning

Pierrefitte is twinned with


  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 25,816 at the 1999 census

External links

Coordinates: 48°57′56″N 02°21′41″E / 48.96556°N 2.36139°E / 48.96556; 2.36139



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