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Suresnes (French pronunciation: ​[sy.ʁɛn]) is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. Located in Hauts-de-Seine, 9.3 km (5.8 mi) from the centre of Paris, it had a population of 49,145 as of 2016. The nearest communes are Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud and Boulogne-Billancourt. It is served by two stops on Île-de-France tramway Line 2 and a Transilien station, giving access to La Défense and its RER A and Paris Métro Line 1 services. The Hôpital Foch is situated in the town centre.

Suresnes
Suresnes Town Hall
Suresnes Town Hall
Coat of arms of Suresnes
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Location of Suresnes
Suresnes is located in France
Suresnes
Suresnes
Paris and inner ring départements
Suresnes is located in Île-de-France (region)
Suresnes
Suresnes
Suresnes (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°52′N 2°13′E / 48.87°N 2.22°E / 48.87; 2.22Coordinates: 48°52′N 2°13′E / 48.87°N 2.22°E / 48.87; 2.22
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonNanterre-2
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Dupuy (LR)
Area
1
3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
49,145
 • Density13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92073 /92150
Elevation26–162 m (85–531 ft)
(avg. 36 m or 118 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

 
View of Paris from Suresnes

Fort Mont-Valérien (Mémorial de la France Combattante) is situated in the commune, as is Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial. Suresnes has a beautiful view of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.

In 1974 the Spanish Socialist Workers Party held its 26th Congress in Suresnes (it was illegal in Spain under Franco). Felipe González was elected Secretary General, replacing Rodolfo Llopis Ferrándiz. González was from the "reform" wing of the party, and his victory signaled a defeat for the historic and veteran wing of the Party. The direction of the party shifted from the exiles to the young people in Spain who had not fought in the Spanish Civil War.

TransportEdit

Suresnes is served by Suresnes-Mont-Valérien station on the Transilien La Défense and Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail lines.

The Pont de Suresnes carries the Allée de Longchamp (one of the main traffic arteries) from the Bois de Boulogne over the Seine into the western suburbs of Paris.

People from SuresnesEdit

See: Category:People from Suresnes

The following people have been associated with Suresnes:

UniversitiesEdit

Technician degrees are available at the Lycée Paul-Langevin. Suresnes also hosts the headquarters of the Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements adaptés (INS HEA), a public college in the fields of disability.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Suresnes is twinned with:[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Dalton, Samantha (2012-11-08). "BBC News - Noor Inayat Khan: The Indian princess who spied for Britain". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  3. ^ "BBC to take iconic TV shows to Burma as sanctions ease - News". uk asia online. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  4. ^ "Nekbakht Foundation". Nekbakht Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  5. ^ "The Tribune - Magazine section - Saturday Extra". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  6. ^ "BBC News - Memorial for 'Spy Princess' Noor Inayat Khan unveiled". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  7. ^ "Jumelage". suresnes.fr (in French). Suresnes. Retrieved 2019-11-18.

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