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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.

Bobigny
Bobigny
(French pronunciation: ​[bo.bi.ɲi]) is a commune, or town, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris. Bobigny
Bobigny
is the préfecture (capital) of the Seine-Saint-Denis
Seine-Saint-Denis
département, as well as the seat of the Arrondissement of Bobigny. It is only the 12th-largest commune in Seine-Saint-Denis
Seine-Saint-Denis
(1999 census). Inhabitants are called Balbyniens.

Contents

1 Transport 2 Economy 3 Toponymy 4 History 5 List of mayors 6 Education 7 Personalities 8 Heraldry 9 International relations 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Transport[edit] Bobigny
Bobigny
is served by two stations on Paris
Paris
Métro Line 5: Bobigny
Bobigny
Pantin
Pantin
– Raymond Queneau and Bobigny
Bobigny
– Pablo Picasso. Economy[edit] Valeo
Valeo
has management branches ( Valeo
Valeo
Transmissions group and Valeo Friction Materials group) here. It was also the manufacturing base by Meccano of French Dinky Toys from 1933 to 1970 when the factory was closed and later demolished. Production of Dinky Toys was transferred to the Meccano factory in Calais until 1972 when the last new model, a Renault 4 la poste, was produced. Toponymy[edit] Its name is derived from Roman-period Balbiniacum, "the place of Balbo or Balbinus or Balbinius"; or "of the dumb or silent man/men" (Gaulish: Irish Gaelic
Irish Gaelic
balbh = "dumb, silent"). History[edit] During World War II, approximately 20,000 Jews were shipped from a railway station in Bobigny. Their ultimate destination was the Nazi camps.[citation needed] List of mayors[edit]

Start End Name Party

1944 1955 Léon Pesch

PCF

1955 1965 René Guesnier

PCF

1965 1995 Georges Valbon

PCF

1995 2006 Bernard Birsinger

PCF

2006 2014 Catherine Peyge

PCF

2014 - Stéphane de Paoli

UDI

Education[edit] The commune has 14 public preschools (écoles maternelles), 15 public elementary schools, four public junior high schools, three public senior high schools/sixth-form colleges, and one private school.[1]

Junior high schools: Collège Auguste Delaune, Collège Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Collège Pierre Sémard, and Collège République et SEGPA[2] Senior high/Sixth-form: Lycée professionnel Alfred Costes, Lycée Louise Michel, Lycée polyvalent André Sabatier[2] École, collège et lycée Charles Péguy is a private school from elementary to senior high/sixth-form[2]

There is also a school of hotel management, École hôtelière de Bobigny.[2] Personalities[edit] Bobigny
Bobigny
is the birthplace of:

Charles Itandje
Charles Itandje
(born 1982), football goalkeeper Gaël Monfils, tennis player Valentin Courrent, rugby player

Heraldry[edit]

The arms of Bobigny
Bobigny
are blazoned : Or, a saltire gules, overall on an inescutcheon azure, a basket filled with fruit and flowers and topped with 7 ears of wheat argent. The village of Bobigny
Bobigny
was under Saint Andrew, hence the cross of Saint Andrew (saltire). The small shield in the middle evokes the agricultural nature of the commune, before the spread of built-up Paris
Paris
surrounded it.

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France Bobigny
Bobigny
is twinned with:

Serpukhov
Serpukhov
(Russia)[3] Potsdam
Potsdam
(Germany)[3][4]

See also[edit]

Communes of the Seine-Saint-Denis
Seine-Saint-Denis
department Bobigny
Bobigny
cemetery

References[edit]

INSEE

^ "Scolarité et enseignements." Bobigny. Retrieved on September 4, 2016. ^ a b c d "Enseignement secondaire." Bobigny. Retrieved on September 4, 2016. ^ a b "Relations internationales et culture de paix". Ville de Bobigny (official site). Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008.  ^ "Die Partnerstädte der Landeshauptstadt Potsdam". www.potsdam.de (in German). Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bobigny.

Official website (in French) 48°54′38″N 2°26′23″E / 48.91056°N 2.43972°E / 48.91056; 2.43972 aerial photos

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Laon
(Aisne) Moulins (Allier) Digne-les-Bains
Digne-les-Bains
(Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) Gap (Hautes-Alpes) Nice
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(Ardèche) Charleville-Mézières
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(Ariège) Troyes
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(Aube) Carcassonne
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(Aude) Rodez
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(Aveyron) Marseille
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(Bouches-du-Rhône) Caen
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(Calvados) Aurillac
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(Cantal) Angoulême
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(Charente) La Rochelle
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(Charente-Maritime) Bourges
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(Cher) Tulle
Tulle
(Corrèze) Ajaccio
Ajaccio
(Corse-du-Sud) Bastia
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(Haute-Corse) Dijon
Dijon
(Côte-d'Or) Saint-Brieuc
Saint-Brieuc
(Côtes-d'Armor) Guéret
Guéret
(Creuse) Périgueux
Périgueux
(Dordogne) Besançon
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(Doubs) Valence (Drôme) Évreux
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(Eure) Chartres
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(Eure-et-Loir) Quimper
Quimper
(Finistère) Nîmes
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(Gard) Toulouse
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(Haute-Garonne) Auch
Auch
(Gers) Bordeaux
Bordeaux
(Gironde) Montpellier
Montpellier
(Hérault) Rennes
Rennes
(Ille-et-Vilaine) Châteauroux
Châteauroux
(Indre) Tours
Tours
(Indre-et-Loire) Grenoble
Grenoble
(Isère) Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
(Jura) Mont-de-Marsan
Mont-de-Marsan
(Landes) Blois
Blois
(Loir-et-Cher) Saint-Étienne
Saint-Étienne
(Loire) Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
(Haute-Loire) Nantes
Nantes
(Loire-Atlantique) Orléans
Orléans
(Loiret) Cahors
Cahors
(Lot) Agen
Agen
(Lot-et-Garonne) Mende (Lozère) Angers
Angers
(Maine-et-Loire) Saint-Lô
Saint-Lô
(Manche) Châlons-en-Champagne
Châlons-en-Champagne
(Marne) Chaumont (Haute-Marne) Laval (Mayenne) Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle) Bar-le-Duc
Bar-le-Duc
(Meuse) Vannes
Vannes
(Morbihan) Metz
Metz
(Moselle) Nevers
Nevers
(Nièvre) Lille
Lille
(Nord) Beauvais
Beauvais
(Oise) Alençon
Alençon
(Orne) Arras
Arras
(Pas-de-Calais) Clermont-Ferrand
Clermont-Ferrand
(Puy-de-Dôme) Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Tarbes
Tarbes
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Perpignan
(Pyrénées-Orientales) Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Bas-Rhin) Colmar
Colmar
(Haut-Rhin) Lyon
Lyon
(Rhône) Vesoul
Vesoul
(Haute-Saône) Mâcon
Mâcon
(Saône-et-Loire) Le Mans
Le Mans
(Sarthe) Chambéry
Chambéry
(Savoie) Annecy
Annecy
(Haute-Savoie) Paris
Paris
(Paris) Rouen
Rouen
(Seine-Maritime) Melun
Melun
(Seine-et-Marne) Versailles (Yvelines) Niort
Niort
(Deux-Sèvres) Amiens
Amiens
(Somme) Albi
Albi
(Tarn) Montauban
Montauban
(Tarn-et-Garonne) Toulon
Toulon
(Var) Avignon
Avignon
(Vaucluse) La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon
(Vendée) Poitiers
Poitiers
(Vienne) Limoges
Limoges
(Haute-Vienne) Épinal
Épinal
(Vosges) Auxerre
Auxerre
(Yonne) Belfort
Belfort
(Territoire de Belfort) Évry (Essonne) Nanterre
Nanterre
(Hauts-de-Seine) Bobigny
Bobigny
(Seine-Saint-Denis) Créteil
Créteil
(Val-de-Marne) Cergy, Pontoise
Pontoise
(Val-d'Oise)

Overseas departments

Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre
(Guadeloupe) Fort-de- France
France
(Martinique) Cayenne
Cayenne
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Mamoudzou
(Mayotte)

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Communes in the Metropolitan Area of Paris

Population over 2 million

City of Paris

Population over 100,000

Argenteuil Boulogne-Billancourt Montreuil Saint-Denis

Population over 75,000

Asnières-sur-Seine Aubervilliers Aulnay-sous-Bois Champigny-sur-Marne Colombes Courbevoie Créteil Nanterre Rueil-Malmaison Versailles Vitry-sur-Seine

Population over 50,000

Antony Le Blanc-Mesnil Bondy Cergy Chelles Clamart Clichy Drancy Épinay-sur-Seine Évry Fontenay-sous-Bois Issy-les-Moulineaux Ivry-sur-Seine Levallois-Perret Maisons-Alfort Meaux Neuilly-sur-Seine Noisy-le-Grand Pantin Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Sarcelles Sartrouville Sevran Villejuif

Population over 25,000

Alfortville Athis-Mons Bagneux Bagnolet Bezons Bobigny Bois-Colombes Brunoy Bussy-Saint-Georges Cachan Charenton-le-Pont Châtenay-Malabry Châtillon Chatou Le Chesnay Choisy-le-Roi Clichy-sous-Bois Conflans-Sainte-Honorine Corbeil-Essonnes La Courneuve Draveil Élancourt Ermont Franconville Fresnes Gagny La Garenne-Colombes Garges-lès-Gonesse Gennevilliers Gonesse Goussainville Grigny Guyancourt L'Haÿ-les-Roses Herblay Houilles Le Kremlin-Bicêtre Livry-Gargan Malakoff Mantes-la-Jolie Massy Melun Meudon Montfermeil Montigny-le-Bretonneux Montrouge Les Mureaux Neuilly-sur-Marne Nogent-sur-Marne Noisy-le-Sec Palaiseau Le Perreux-sur-Marne Pierrefitte-sur-Seine Plaisir Le Plessis-Robinson Poissy Pontault-Combault Pontoise Puteaux Rambouillet Ris-Orangis Romainville Rosny-sous-Bois Saint-Cloud Saint-Germain-en-Laye Saint-Ouen Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Sannois Savigny-sur-Orge Savigny-le-Temple Stains Sucy-en-Brie Suresnes Taverny Thiais Trappes Tremblay-en-France Vanves Vigneux-sur-Seine Villemomble Villeneuve-la-Garenne Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Villeparisis Villepinte Villiers-le-Bel Villiers-sur-Marne Vincennes Viry-Châtillon Yerres

Population under 25,000

1,669 other communes

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Communes of the Seine-Saint-Denis
Seine-Saint-Denis
department

Aubervilliers Aulnay-sous-Bois Bagnolet Le Blanc-Mesnil Bobigny Bondy Le Bourget Clichy-sous-Bois Coubron La Courneuve Drancy Dugny Épinay-sur-Seine Gagny Gournay-sur-Marne L'Île-Saint-Denis Les Lilas Livry-Gargan Montfermeil Montreuil Neuilly-Plaisance Neuilly-sur-Marne Noisy-le-Grand Noisy-le-Sec Pantin Les Pavillons-sous-Bois Pierrefitte-sur-Seine Le Pré-Saint-Gervais Le Raincy Romainville Rosny-sous-Bois Saint-Denis Saint-Ouen Sevran Stains Tremblay-en-France Vaujours Villemomble Villepinte Villetaneuse

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 168028400 LCCN: n87823265 GND: 4209104-4 SUDOC: 030011302 BNF: cb15280285m (data)

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