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Coordinates: 48°54′22″N 2°19′55″E / 48.90611°N 2.33194°E / 48.90611; 2.33194

Commune of Saint-Ouen
Hotel de ville de saint ouen.JPG
City hall of Saint-Ouen.

Saint-Ouen map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°54′22″N 2°19′55″E / 48.90611°N 2.33194°E / 48.90611; 2.33194
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Land area1 4.31 km2 (1.66 sq mi)
Population2 43,700  (2005 [1])
 - Density 10,139 /km2 (26,260 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93071/ 93400
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.

Saint-Ouen is a commune of the Seine-Saint-Denis located in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. This Francilienne town is located 6.6 km (4.1 miles) from the center of Paris.

The communes neighbouring Saint-Ouen are Paris to the south, Clichy to the west, Asnières-sur-Seine and L'Île-Saint-Denis to the north, and Saint-Denis to the east.

Saint-Ouen is home to Paris's flea market, the most important concentration of antique dealers and second-hand furniture dealers in the world. The flea market (marché aux puces) is held every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; because of this high frequency, compared to other flea markets, it has for a long time consisted only of professionals renting their spot for a minimum term of three years.

Saint-Ouen also includes the Cimetière de Saint-Ouen, a Roman Catholic cemetery associated with Joan of Arc.



On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, a part of the commune of Saint-Ouen was annexed to the city of Paris. At the same time, the commune of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis was disbanded and divided between the city of Paris, Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis, and Aubervilliers. Saint-Ouen received a small part of the territory of La Chapelle-Saint-Denis. The commune of Montmartre was also disbanded. The city of Paris annexed the most part of Montmartre, but Saint-Ouen received a small northern part of the territory of the commune of Montmartre.



arms of Saint-Ouen

the arms of Saint-Ouen are blazoned :
Gules semy of big mullets of eight argent charged by a hurt overcharged by a sun Or.

motto: Monstrant regibus astra viam (stars show the way for kings)


The canton of Saint-Ouen includes only part of the commune. The other part belongs to the canton of Saint-Denis-Sud (South).


Saint-Ouen is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Garibaldi and Mairie de Saint-Ouen.

Saint-Ouen is also served by Saint-Ouen station on Paris RER line C.

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External links


  1. ^ Jan. 1 2005 estimate, 39,722 at the March 8 1999 census
  2. ^ "Ruse Municipality - Fraternize Cities". © 2008-2009 Ruse Municipality. Retrieved 2009-07-06.  


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