Alfortville and Chinagora, with a barge and tugboat on the River Seine
Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor (2020-2026)||Luc Carvounas|
|3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||27–37 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.|
The commune of Alfortville was created on 1 April 1885 from part of the commune of Maisons-Alfort.
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, making it the first French city to do so.
Public schools in the commune include:
- 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:
- Ecole privée Saint-Mesrop (preschool, elementary)
- Ecole primaire-College Kevork A Arabian
Twin towns - sister citiesEdit
Alfortville is twinned with:
- "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
- Ghazanchyan, Siranush (9 October 2020). "French city of Alfortville supports recognition of Artsakh by France". Public radio of Armenia. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
- "Etablissements scolaires." Alfortville. Retrieved on September 10, 2016.
- "Jumelages / relations internationales". alfortville.fr (in French). Alfortville. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
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