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Alfortville

Alfortville
Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Coat of arms of Alfortville
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Créteil
Canton Alfortville-Nord and Alfortville-Sud
Intercommunality Plaine Centrale du Val-de-Marne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Rouquet
Area1 3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 44,371
 • Density 12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94002 / 94140
Elevation 27–37 m (89–121 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Alfortville (French pronunciation: ​) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

History

The commune of Alfortville was created on 1 April 1885 from part of the commune of Maisons-Alfort.

Transport

Alfortville is served by two stations on Paris RER line D: Maisons-Alfort – Alfortville and Le Vert de Maisons.

Alfortville is located at only 500 meters from the metro station Ecole vétérinaire de Maisons Alfort on Paris Métro Line 8

Population

Armenian community

The Armenian community of Alfortville is very significant. There is an Armenian Apostolic Church located south of the city. It's an important place for the Armenian community, which is very significant in Alfortville.

There is a street named after Komitas Vartabed, Missak Manouchian, and the city of Yerevan. A roundabout has recently been named Place d'Achtarak after the Armenian city Ashtarak.

Alfortville is twinning convention with the Armenian cities of Ashtarak (since 1993), Oshakan (since 2001).

On 3 May 1984, the Grey Wolves member Abdullah Catli and paid by the Turkish MİT intelligence agency.[1]

Personalities

International relations

Alfortville is twinned with:

There is also a twinning convention with the Armenian region of Ashtarak since 1993.

See also

References

  • INSEE
  • Mayors of Essonne Association (French)
  1. ^ Ergenekon document reveals MİT’s assassination secrets, Today's Zaman, 19 August 2008 (English)

External links

  • Official website (in French)
  • The below of Alfortville (in French)


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