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Coordinates: 48°49′0″N 2°13′0″E / 48.816667°N 2.216667°E / 48.816667; 2.216667

Commune of Sèvres

Henri Rousseau 002.jpg
Vue de Pont de Sèvres, by Henri Rousseau (1908)
Location
Sèvres map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°49′0″N 2°13′0″E / 48.816667°N 2.216667°E / 48.816667; 2.216667
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Boulogne-Billancourt
Intercommunality Val de Seine
Statistics
Land area1 3.91 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
Population2 23,800  (2005 [1])
 - Density 6,087 /km2 (15,770 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
Postal code 92310
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.

Sèvres is a commune in the south-western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.9 km (6.2 miles) from the center of Paris.

The town is known for its porcelain manufacture, the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, making the famous Sèvres porcelain, as well as being the location of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

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History

  • May 20, 1875: The Convention du Mètre is signed in Sèvres. This convention is an international treaty that established three organizations to oversee the keeping of metric standards.
  • After the First World War, in Sèvres the peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire was signed.

Main sights

Institutions

Twin towns

Sèvres is twinned with:

Transport

Sèvres is served by Sèvres – Rive Gauche station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Sèvres – Ville d'Avray station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

Sport

Sèvres is hosting the French Federation of Sport Blowgun (France Sport Blowgun Association), founded in 2004 by Stéphane Jouanneau (Blowgun Long-Distance Vice World Champion)

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ July 1 2005 estimate, 22,534 at the March 8 1999 census

External links

Road to Sèvres, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, 1855-1865.
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