Alfortville (French pronunciation: [alfɔʁvil] (listen)) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) from the center of Paris.

Alfortville
Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Coat of arms of Alfortville
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Alfortville
Alfortville is located in France
Alfortville
Alfortville
Alfortville is located in Île-de-France (region)
Alfortville
Alfortville
Coordinates: 48°48′18″N 2°25′26″E / 48.805°N 2.4239°E / 48.805; 2.4239Coordinates: 48°48′18″N 2°25′26″E / 48.805°N 2.4239°E / 48.805; 2.4239
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementCréteil
CantonAlfortville
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Luc Carvounas[1]
Area
1
3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
44,805
 • Density12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94002 /94140
Elevation27–37 m (89–121 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The commune of Alfortville was created on 1 April 1885 from part of the commune of Maisons-Alfort.

TransportEdit

Alfortville is served by two stations on Paris RER line D: Maisons-Alfort – Alfortville and Le Vert de Maisons.

Alfortville is located at only 500 meters from the metro station Ecole vétérinaire de Maisons Alfort on Paris Métro Line 8

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1886 6,603—    
1891 7,984+3.87%
1896 11,634+7.82%
1901 15,980+6.55%
1906 17,455+1.78%
1911 18,267+0.91%
1921 22,779+2.23%
1926 24,896+1.79%
1931 29,473+3.43%
1936 30,078+0.41%
1946 27,940−0.73%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1954 30,195+0.97%
1962 32,332+0.86%
1968 35,023+1.34%
1975 38,057+1.19%
1982 36,231−0.70%
1990 36,119−0.04%
1999 36,232+0.03%
2007 44,116+2.49%
2012 44,397+0.13%
2017 43,881−0.23%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Armenian communityEdit

The Armenian community of Alfortville is very significant. The Armenian Apostolic Church, located south of the city, is an important place for the Armenian community. There are streets named after Komitas Vartabed, Missak Manouchian, and the city of Yerevan. A roundabout has recently been named Place d'Achtarak after the Armenian city Ashtarak.

After military clashes in the Armenian-populated breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops resumed in 2020, the city council of Alfortville unanimously voted to support the recognition of its independence under its Armenian name of Artsakh Republic,[5] making it the first French city to do so.

EducationEdit

Public schools in the commune include:[6]

  • 9 preschools/nurseries (maternelles) and an annex
  • 6 elementary schools
  • Junior high schools: Collège Henri Barbusse, Collège Léon Blum, Collège Paul Langevin
  • Lycée Polyvalent Maximilien Perret

Private schools include:[6]

  • Ecole privée Saint-Mesrop (preschool, elementary)
  • Ecole primaire-College Kevork A Arabian

Notable peopleEdit

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Alfortville is twinned with:[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Alfortville, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ Ghazanchyan, Siranush (9 October 2020). "French city of Alfortville supports recognition of Artsakh by France". Public radio of Armenia. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Etablissements scolaires." Alfortville. Retrieved on September 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Jumelages / relations internationales". alfortville.fr (in French). Alfortville. Retrieved 2021-04-20.

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