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Coordinates: 48°53′29″N, 2°12′16″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Commune of
Nanterre

Nanterre's modern city hall
Location
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°53′29″N, 2°12′16″E
Administration
Country Flag of France France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine (préfecture)
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Chief town of 3 cantons
Intercommunality none as of 2005
Mayor Patrick Jarry
(2004-2008)
Statistics
Altitude 22 m–127 m
(avg. 30 m)
Land area¹ 12.19 km²
Population²
(Jan. 1, 2005 estimate)
(March 8, 1999 census)

86,700
84,281
 - Density (2005) 7,112/km²
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 92050 (ex 75050)/ 92000
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: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France
Société Générale twin towers, located in Nanterre in the district of La Défense.

Nanterre is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is the préfecture (capital) of its Hauts-de-Seine département, as well as the seat of the Arrondissement of Nanterre. It is located in the Île-de-France région around 11.1 km. (6.9 miles) from Paris' "Kilometre Zero" centre, and around 3 km (1.9 miles) from the city of Paris itself. Inhabitants of Nanterre are called Nanterriennes (feminine) and Nanterriens (masculine). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 386 pixelsFull resolution (2556 × 1233 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mairie de Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine, France). ... Image File history File links Nanterre_map. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Paris Land area¹ 12,011 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Huchon (PS) (since 1998) Population  - Jan. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The arrondissement of Nanterre is an arrondissement of France, located in the Hauts-de-Seine département, of the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... Seine was a département of France encompassing Paris and its immediate suburbs. ... Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 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Société Générale twin towers are two office skyscrapers located in La Défense, the high-rise business district situated west of Paris, France. ... La Défense, the latest addition to the Paris region skyline. ... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Hauts-de-Seine is a département in France. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... The arrondissement of Nanterre is an arrondissement of France, located in the Hauts-de-Seine département, of the ÃŽle-de-France région. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Paris Seine-Saint-Denis Seine-et-Marne Val-de-Marne Val-dOise Yvelines Arrondissements 25 Cantons 317 Communes 1,281 Statistics Land area1 12,012 km² Population (Ranked 1st)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... Kilometre Zero of French national highways, located in Paris on the square facing the main entrance of Notre Dame cathedral, and considered the official center of the city of Paris. ...


Eastern Nanterre, with the bordering communes of Courbevoie and Puteaux, hosts the Paris-dependent La Défense business district and some of the tallest buildings in the Paris region. The city of Nanterre also includes the University Paris X – Nanterre, one of the largest universities in the Paris region. Bridge of Courbevoie, Georges Seurat, 1886-1887. ... EDF headquarters, located in Puteaux in the district of La Défense. ... La Défense, the latest addition to the Paris region skyline. ... This article contains a list of the tallest buildings and structures located in the inner Paris urban area (Paris and neighbouring communes). ... The University of Paris X: Nanterre is a university in France. ...


Because the headquarters of many major corporations are located in La Défense, the court of large claims of Nanterre is well-known in the media for the number of high-profile lawsuits and trials that take place in it.


Sainte Geneviève, patron of Paris, was born in Nanterre ca 419/422. [1] For other uses, see Genevieve (disambiguation). ...


[Nanterre Cathedral:[1]]


In 2002, a disgruntled local activist shot and killed eight town councillors in what the French press dubbed the Nanterre massacre. Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Nanterre massacre occurred on March 27, 2002, in Nanterre, France, when Richard Durn, a 33-year-old local activist, stormed a late-night meeting of local councillors in Nanterres town hall, and began firing. ...

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Name

The name Nanterre has a long history going back to before the Roman conquest of Gaul. The Romans recorded the name as Nemetodorum. This name is made of the Celtic word nemeto meaning "shrine", "sacred place", and of the Celtic word duros (cognate of English door and German Tür) meaning "door, gate", "fortress". The sacred place referred to in the name is supposed to be the famous shrine that existed in Antiquity on top of Mont-Valérien hill. Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given,in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... The Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or Common Celtic, a branch of the greater Indo-European language family. ... Fort Mont-Valérien (Fort du mont Valérien; sometimes called, simply, Mont-Valérien) was a prison at Suresnes, near Paris, that served as the site for Nazi executions during the German occupation of France (1940-1944) in World War II. It overlooks the Bois de Boulogne. ...


Demographics

Immigration

Place of birth of Nanterre's residents in 1999
Born in Metropolitan France Born outside of Metropolitan France
75.7% 24.3%
Born in
Overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth¹ EU-15 immigrants² Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.7% 2.8% 3.9% 14.9%
¹This group is made up in large part of pieds-noirs from Northwest Africa, then also of former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for native elites in the French colonies), and in a smaller measure of 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, at which time Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country by French statistics.
² An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country and who did not have French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant by French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with a foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Metropolitan France Metropolitan France (French: or la Métropole) is the part of France located in Europe, including Corsica (French: Corse). ... French overseas departments and territories The French Overseas Departments and Territories (French: départements doutre-mer and territoires doutre-mer or DOM-TOM) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ... Pied-noir (plural: pieds-noirs) is a term for the former population of European descent of North Africa, especially Algeria. ... A map showing Northwest Africa Northwest Africa is the northwestern part of Africa. ...

Administration

Sculpture and "Nuage" towers

Nanterre is divided into three cantons: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 408 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (545 × 800 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nanterre, just outside Paris-La Défense - a sculpture in front of one of the Nuage towers by Emile Aillaud. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 408 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (545 × 800 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Nanterre, just outside Paris-La Défense - a sculpture in front of one of the Nuage towers by Emile Aillaud. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ...

  • The Canton of Nanterre-Nord has a population of 33,173.
  • The Canton of Nanterre-Sud-Est has a population of 22,350.
  • The Canton of Nanterre-Sud-Ouest has a population of 28,758.

Transport

Nanterre is served by three stations on RER line A: Nanterre – Préfecture, Nanterre – Université, and Nanterre – Ville. An MI 2N at Charles de Gaulle - Étoile. ... Lines serving this station SNCF Gare Saint-Lazare - Cergy - Le Haut SNCF Gare Saint-Lazare - Maisons-Laffitte SNCF Gare Saint-Lazare - Nanterre - Université Nearby station Nanterre - Université Category: ...


Nanterre - Préfecture station is also an interchange station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line. Gare Saint-Lazare is Paris busiest railway station. ...


See also

La Défense, the latest addition to the Paris region skyline. ... Paris is among the cities hosting the most skyscrapers in Europe: as of 2006 there are twelve skyscrapers with roof height above 150 meters (492 feet) and two more under construction (compared to 9 such skyscrapers in London, 9 in Frankfurt, 6 in Moscow, and 6 in Istanbul). ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Université Paris 10 Nanterre (in French)
  • Nanterre students (in French)
  • News coverage of March 2006 University occupation (in English)

References

  1. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia St. Genevieve

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Nanterre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (147 words)
Nanterre is a French city, a suburb of Paris, and the prefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine département.
(The rest is in Courbevoie and Puteaux.) The city of Nanterre also includes the University Paris X – Nanterre, one of the largest universities in the Parisian region.
Because the headquarters of many major corporations are located in La Défense, the court of large claims of Nanterre is well-known in the media for the number of high-profile lawsuits and trials that take place in it.
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