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The entrance hall to the Paris XIII University in Villetaneuse
The entrance hall to the Paris XIII University in Villetaneuse
Coat of arms of Villetaneuse
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Intercommunality Plaine Commune
Area1 2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 12,818
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93079 / 

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.

Villetaneuse French pronunciation: ​ is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 12.1 km (7.5 mi) from the center of Paris.


The arms of Villetaneuse are blazoned :
Gules, a castle argent open and pierced of the field, on a chief argent 3 trees vert.


Villetaneuse is well known for its university named "Université Paris XIII or Paris Nord", in particular: the Polytechnique Science Institut "Institut Galilée" where Material Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry are taught.


Villetaneuse is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Villetaneuse is Épinay – Villetaneuse station on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Épinay-sur-Seine, 1.2 km (0.75 mi) from the town center of Villetaneuse. It takes less than 15 min to commute to Paris by

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