Bois-Colombes

Bois-Colombes (French pronunciation: [bwa kɔlɔ̃b] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9 km (5.6 mi) from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe; in 2017, it had a population of 28,239. International companies such as Colgate-Palmolive, IBM and Aviva have their French headquarters in Bois-Colombes.

Bois-Colombes
Les Vallées station
Les Vallées station
Coat of arms of Bois-Colombes
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Bois-Colombes
Bois-Colombes is located in France
Bois-Colombes
Bois-Colombes
Paris and inner ring départements
Bois-Colombes is located in Île-de-France (region)
Bois-Colombes
Bois-Colombes
Bois-Colombes (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°55′03″N 2°16′06″E / 48.9175°N 2.2683°E / 48.9175; 2.2683Coordinates: 48°55′03″N 2°16′06″E / 48.9175°N 2.2683°E / 48.9175; 2.2683
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonColombes-2
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Yves Révillon
Area
1
1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
28,468
 • Density15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92009 /92270
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 Bois-Colombes (literally "Dove Woods") was created on 13 March 1896 by detaching its territory from the commune of Colombes.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1896 10,501—    
1901 12,726+3.92%
1906 14,695+2.92%
1911 17,241+3.25%
1921 19,888+1.44%
1926 21,924+1.97%
1931 25,892+3.38%
1936 26,562+0.51%
1946 25,754−0.31%
1954 27,899+1.01%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1962 29,938+0.89%
1968 28,934−0.57%
1975 26,657−1.16%
1982 23,780−1.62%
1990 24,415+0.33%
1999 23,885−0.24%
2007 27,600+1.82%
2012 28,709+0.79%
2017 28,239−0.33%
Source: EHESS[2] and INSEE (1968-2017)[3]

TransportEdit

Bois-Colombes is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line: Bois-Colombes and Les Vallées.

EducationEdit

The commune has:[4]

  • Six combined preschools and primary schools: Françoise-Dolto, Gramme, La Cigogne, Pierre-Joigneaux, Jules-Ferry, Paul-Bert
  • One elementary-only school: Saint-Exupéry
  • Two junior high schools: Collège Jean-Mermoz and Collège Albert-Camus
  • Two senior high schools: Lycée Albert-Camus and Lycée professionnel régional

PersonalitiesEdit

International relationsEdit

Bois-Colombes is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Bois-Colombes, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ "Pour les parents." Bois-Colombes. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.

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