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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.

Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
(IPA: [lə.va.lwa.pɛ.ʁɛ]) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.4 km (4.0 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is the most densely populated town in Europe.

Contents

1 Name 2 History 3 Current 4 Demographics

4.1 Immigration

5 Twin towns 6 Nearest municipalities 7 Administration 8 Economy 9 Education 10 Transport 11 Sport 12 Coat of arms 13 Personalities 14 See also 15 References 16 External links

Name[edit] The name Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
comes from two housing developments, Champerret (started by landowner Jean-Jacques Perret in 1822) and Village Levallois (founded by developer Nicolas-Eugène Levallois in 1845), which resulted in the incorporation of the commune. History[edit] On the territory of what is now Levallois-Perret, before the French Revolution, the village of Villiers and the hamlet of Courcelles (or La Planchette) were there. They now give their names to two Paris Métro stations. At the time of the creation of French communes during the French Revolution, they were part of the commune of Clichy, and the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine
Neuilly-sur-Seine
extended over what is now the south-western part of Levallois-Perret. Landowner Jean-Jacques Perret started some housing developments in 1822 in the northeast of the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine, in a place soon called Champerret ("champ perret" meant "field of Perret"), which gave its name to one station of the Paris
Paris
Métro. Later in 1845, Nicolas-Eugène Levallois started some housing developments for landowner André Noël on his land near La Planchette (in the commune of Clichy). The land developed by Nicolas-Eugène Levallois soon became known as Village Levallois. In the 1860s, the village had grown to the point of forming a single builtup area. Several demands were made to the authorities for the incorporation of the area, as a commune.

Typical street in Levallois

On 30 June 1866, the commune of Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
was eventually created by detaching that part of the territory of Clichy where the Village Levallois stood and merging it with that part of the territory of Neuilly-sur-Seine
Neuilly-sur-Seine
of Champerret. The Eiffel company had its factory in the city and so the structure of the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
and the Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
were built there.[1][2][3] Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
became an important centre of the early French automotive industry with the establishment of companies such as Clément-Bayard, Delage
Delage
and coachbuilders Chapron and Faget & Varnet. Citroën
Citroën
purchased the Clément-Bayard
Clément-Bayard
factory and the famous Citroën
Citroën
2CV was produced in Levallois for nearly forty years. Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
was also an important centre of cosmetics industry in the early 20th century. It is also home to the large European commercial real estate company Atisreal and the conglomerate Alstom. The northern part of the famous Île de la Jatte in the river Seine, is where French impressionist painters created many of their masterpieces. Current[edit] It is part of the commune of Levallois-Perret. Part of the healthy Ouest Parisien, Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
is the most densely-populated commune of France
France
and Europe. Patrick Balkany
Patrick Balkany
has been mayor of the city for almost 20 years in a row; his wife, Isabelle Balkany Smadja, works for the municipality. Demographics[edit] Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
in 1999

Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France

82.5% 17.5%

Born in Overseas France Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15
EU-15
immigrants2 Non- EU-15
EU-15
immigrants

0.9% 3.5% 4.4% 8.7%

1This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France
France
in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics. 2An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France
France
with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

Twin towns[edit]

Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium The Schöneberg
Schöneberg
district, Berlin, Germany

Nearest municipalities[edit]

Clichy Neuilly-sur-Seine Asnières-sur-Seine Courbevoie Paris

Administration[edit] Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
constitutes one canton: canton of Levallois-Perret. Economy[edit] Alstom
Alstom
has its headquarters in Levallois-Perret.[4] Speed Rabbit Pizza also has its headquarters in the commune.[5] EVA Air
EVA Air
has its Paris office in Levallois-Perret.[6] According to Le Journal du Net, the debt per inhabitant of Levallois is 9,030 euros, the French record.[7] Previously, Carrefour
Carrefour
had its head office in Levallois-Perret.[8] Education[edit] Public preschools and elementary schools:[9][10]

Alfred-de-Musset Anatole-France Buffon George-Sand Jules-Ferry Maurice-Ravel Saint-Exupéry Edith Gorce-Franklin (intercommunal school in Neuilly-sur-Seine
Neuilly-sur-Seine
which serves residents of Levallois in île de la Jatte, quai Charles-Pasqua, and adjacent and/or parallel streets)

Public preschools:[9]

Charles-Perrault Jean-Jaurès Louis-Pasteur

Public elementary schools:[10]

Françoise-Dolto Jean-de-La-Fontaine

Private preschools and elementary schools:[11]

Ecole maternelle et élémentaire Sainte-Marie-de-la-Providence Ecole maternelle et élémentaire Emilie-Brandt

Junior high schools (public junior high schools are operated by the department of Hauts-de-Seine):[12]

Collège Danton Collège Jean-Jaurès Collège Louis-Blériot Collège privé Saint-Justin

Senior high schools/sixth-form colleges[13] (public high schools/sixth-form colleges are operated by the Ile-de-France region[12]):

Lycée Léonard de Vinci

Lycée Montalembert is in nearby Courbevoie Post-secondary:

École supérieure des techniques aéronautiques et de construction automobile (FR) are in the city.

Transport[edit] Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
is served by three stations on Paris Métro
Paris Métro
Line 3: Louise Michel, Anatole France, and Pont de Levallois – Bécon. It is also served by Clichy – Levallois station on the Transilien
Transilien
Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line. The municipality of Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
operates two free bus lines circulating the town. Sport[edit] Levallois Sporting Club is one of the most important sports club in France
France
with 14500 members. Among them you can find notable sportsperson like Teddy Riner, Gauthier Grumier
Gauthier Grumier
and Gevrise Emane. During his youth Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba
played for the football section, as Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah
did for basket. Coat of arms[edit]

Levallois-Perret's Coat of Arms

The modern logo

The traditional coat of arms for the municipality puts emphasis on the importance of industry in the its history. The centre of the arms consists of a shield with red background; a yellow gearwheel in the bottom left and a yellow perfume diffuser in the top right represent the mechanical and perfume industries. Three red bees, are depicted on a silver bend from the top left to bottom right of the shield, these are another symbol of work in the city, beekeeping taking place at the île de la Jatte. The coat of arms also has a wreath at the bottom around the shield and three castles topping the shield; both in yellow. VILLE DE / LEVALLOIS – PERRET, is inscribed in black letters above the coat of arms. A cartoon-style bee is used in the modern emblem of the municipality. Personalities[edit]

Olivier Besancenot
Olivier Besancenot
(1974), politician Freda Betti (1924–1979), opera singer married in Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
in 1949 Henri Betti (1917–2005), composer resident in Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
when he married in 1949 Clotilde Courau
Clotilde Courau
(1969), actress Danièle Delorme
Danièle Delorme
(1926–2015), actress and film producer Gauthier Diafutua (1985) footballer René Hervil (1881–1960), actor, screenwriter and film director Pascal Lamy
Pascal Lamy
(1947), director-general of the World Trade Organization Louis Trousselier
Louis Trousselier
(1881–1939), cyclist Roger Rabiniaux (1914–1986), prefect, writer and poet

See also[edit]

Paris
Paris
portal

Optique & Précision de Levallois Levallois technique Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
department Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
attack

References[edit]

INSEE

^ "La tour a vu le jour à Levallois" (in French). Le Parisien. 30 April 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2012.  ^ "Creating the Statue of Liberty". National Park Service. Retrieved 8 December 2012.  ^ "Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel". National Park Service. Retrieved 8 December 2012.  ^ "Want to contact us? Archived 4 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.." Alstom. Retrieved on 24 September 2009. ^ "Mentions légales Archived 10 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.." Speed Rabbit Pizza. Retrieved on 7 December 2012. "[...]dont le siège social est situé au 72 rue Jules Guesde, 92300 Levallois Perret." ^ "Service Center Archived 4 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.." EVA Air. Retrieved on 7 February 2009. "PARIS Business Center 8, Place Georges Pompidou 92300 Levallois-Perret, France' ^ "1er : Levallois-Perret, 9 030 € de dettes par habitant" Le Journal du Net. ^ "Legal infos." Carrefour. Retrieved on 24 September 2009. ^ a b "Ecoles maternelles." Commune of Levallois-Perret. Retrieved on July 27, 2016. ^ a b "Ecoles élémentaires." Commune of Levallois-Perret. Retrieved on July 27, 2016. ^ "Ecoles privées." Commune of Levallois-Perret. Retrieved on July 27, 2016. ^ a b "Collèges publics et privé." Commune of Levallois-Perret. Retrieved on July 27, 2016. ^ "Lycées public et privé." Commune of Levallois-Perret. Retrieved on July 27, 2016.

External links[edit]

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Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
Official Website (in French) Murals of Levallois-Perret
Levallois-Perret
(in French)

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Levallois-Perret

Education

Lycée Léonard de Vinci École supérieure des techniques aéronautiques et de construction automobile (FR)

Landmarks

Institut hospitalier franco-britannique (FR)

Paris Métro
Paris Métro
stations

Anatole France Louise Michel Pont de Levallois – Bécon

Transilien
Transilien
stations

Gare de Clichy-Levallois

Culture

Levallois Sporting Club Levallois Metropolitans

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Population over 2 million

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Population over 100,000

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Population over 50,000

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Population over 25,000

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Population under 25,000

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Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
department

Antony Asnières-sur-Seine Bagneux Bois-Colombes Boulogne-Billancourt Bourg-la-Reine Châtenay-Malabry Châtillon Chaville Clamart Clichy Colombes Courbevoie Fontenay-aux-Roses Garches La Garenne-Colombes Gennevilliers Issy-les-Moulineaux Levallois-Perret Malakoff Marnes-la-Coquette Meudon Montrouge Nanterre Neuilly-sur-Seine Le Plessis-Robinson Puteaux Rueil-Malmaison Saint-Cloud Sceaux Sèvres Suresnes Vanves Vaucresson Ville-d'Avray Villeneuve-la-Garenne

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 145449163 LCCN: n82257131 GND: 4301145-7 SUDOC: 026543028 BNF:

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