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Coordinates: 48°59′44″N 2°22′51″E / 48.9956°N 2.3808°E / 48.9956; 2.3808

Commune of Sarcelles

Sarcelles - Hotel de ville - Panoramique 01.jpg
Town hall
Sarcelles map.png
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Country France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton chief town of 2 cantons:
Intercommunality CA Val de France
Mayor François Pupponi
Land area1 8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Population2 58,500  (2005 [1])
 - Density 6,923 /km2 (17,930 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95585/ 95200
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.

Sarcelles is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.3 km (10.1 mi). (10.1 miles) from the center of Paris. Sarcelles is a sous-préfecture of the Val-d'Oise département, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Sarcelles.

In the south of the commune, during the 1950s and 1960s, HLMs were built in order to accommodate pieds-noirs, many of them Jewish, who left Algeria due to the Algerian War of Independence.

There is a large market on Sundays.





Place of birth of residents of Sarcelles in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France
61.5% 38.5%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
5.7% 5.9% 2.4% 24.5%
¹This group is made up largely of pieds-noirs from Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France as of 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.
² An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.


Sarcelles is served by Garges – Sarcelles station on Paris RER line D.

It is also served by Sarcelles – Saint-Brice station on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station, although administratively located on the territory of the neighboring commune of Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, lies in fact very near the town center of Sarcelles.

Twin towns

Direction of the nearest twin town

Sarcelles is twinned with:

See also

The church, classified as Monument historique


  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 57,871 at the 1999 census

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