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Coordinates: 48°52′12″N 2°13′12″E / 48.87°N 2.22°E / 48.87; 2.22

Commune of Suresnes

Pont Suresnes Defense.JPG
The Seine River in Suresnes with the skyscrapers of La Défense in the background.
Location
Suresnes map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°52′12″N 2°13′12″E / 48.87°N 2.22°E / 48.87; 2.22
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Suresnes
Mayor Christian Dupuy
Statistics
Elevation 26–162 m (85–530 ft)
(avg. 36 m/120 ft)
Land area1 3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population2 43,400  (2005 [1])
 - Density 11,451 /km2 (29,660 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 92073/ 92150
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.

Suresnes is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.3 km (5.8 mi). (5.8 miles) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. The nearest communes are Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud and Boulogne-Billancourt. It is also on a tram line giving access to La Defense and its rail services.

Fort Mont-Valérien (Mémorial de la France Combattante) is situated in this commune.

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Transport

Suresnes is served by Suresnes – Mont-Valérien station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail lines.

The Pont de Suresnes carries the Allée de Longchamp (one of the main traffic arteries) from the Bois de Boulogne over the Seine into the western suburbs of Paris.

Sights

Mont Valérien has a beautiful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.

Miscellaneous

In 1974 the Spanish Socialist Workers Party held its 26th Congress in Suresnes (it was illegal in Spain under Franco). Felipe González was elected Secretary General, replacing Rodolfo Llopis Ferrándiz. González was from the "reform" wing of the party, and his victory signaled a defeat for the historic and veteran wing of the Party. The direction of the party shifted from the exiles to the young people in Spain who hadn't fought the Spanish Civil War.

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Births

Suresnes was the birthplace of:

Twin cities

Kragujevac sister cities agreement, as seen in Kragujevac city hall

Suresnes is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ 2005 estimate, 39,706 at the 1999 census
  2. ^ "Kragujevac City Partners". © 2008 Information service of Kragujevac City. http://www.kragujevac.rs/en/city_partners.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-27.  

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