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Villiers-le-Bel

Villiers-le-Bel
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Villiers-le-Bel
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Sarcelles
Canton Villiers-le-Bel
Intercommunality Val de France
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Didier Vaillant
Area1 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 27,361
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95680 / 95400
Elevation 64–147 m (210–482 ft)
(avg. 75 m or 246 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.

Villiers-le-Bel is a commune in the French department of Val-d'Oise, in the northern suburbs of Paris. It is located 17.4 km (10.8 mi) from the center of Paris.

Transport

Villiers-le-Bel is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RER. The closest station to Villiers-le-Bel is Villiers-le-Bel – Gonesse – Arnouville station on Paris RER line D. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Arnouville-lès-Gonesse, 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the town center of Villiers-le-Bel.

Demography

Neighboring communes

2007 riots

On the night of 25 November 2007, gangs attacked a police station in Villiers-le-Bel, torched cars, and vandalized stores. The violence was prompted by the deaths of two adolescents after a crash between their motorbike and a police patrol car at an intersection. The disturbances spread to neighbouring towns on the night of 26 November. 82 police officers were injured, four of them seriously, by shotgun blasts. [1]

Personalities

See also

References

  1. ^
General
  • INSEE
  • Association of Mayors of the Val d’Oise (French)
  • Report of disturbances in the French daily Le Figaro (in French)
  • Association of Mayors of the Val d'Oise (French)
  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
  • Land use (IAURIF) (English)


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