Bois-Colombes (French pronunciation: [bwa kɔlɔ̃b] (listen)) 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.
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Yves Révillon|
|1.92 km2 (0.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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 Bois-Colombes (literally "Dove Woods") was created on 13 March 1896 by detaching its territory from the commune of Colombes.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
The commune has:
- 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
- Henry Charles Litolff, pianist composer and music publisher (5 February 1818 – 5 or 6 August 1891)
- Michel Descombey, ballet dancer and choreographer, born 1930
- René Maillard, composer (8 April 1931 – 4 December 2012)
- Patrick Noubissie, footballer
- Catherine Millet, author and critic
- Henri Betti, composer and pianist married in Bois-Colombes in 1949.
- Bob Sinclar, record producer and DJ
Bois-Colombes is twinned with:
- Neu-Ulm, Germany
- "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
- Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Bois-Colombes, EHESS. (in French)
- Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
- "Pour les parents." Bois-Colombes. Retrieved on September 7, 2016.
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- Bois-Colombes website (in French)