Val-de-Marne (French pronunciation: [val də maʁn]) is a French department, named after the Marne River, located in the Île-de-France region. The department is situated to the southeast of the city of Paris.
Prefecture building of the Val-de-Marne department, in Créteil
Location of Val-de-Marne in France
|• President of the General Council||Christian Favier (PCF)|
|• Total||245 km2 (95 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,600/km2 (15,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Val-de-Marne is, together with Seine-Saint-Denis and Hauts-de-Seine, one of three small departments in Île-de-France that form a ring around Paris, known as the Petite Couronne (i.e. "inner ring"). Since January 1, 2016 Val de Marne is included in Métropole du Grand Paris
Val-de-Marne was created in January 1968, through the implementation of a law passed in July 1964. Positioned to the south-east of the Paris ring road (and the line of the old city walls), it was formed from the southern-eastern part of the (previously much larger) Seine department, together with a small portion taken from the broken-up department of Seine-et-Oise.
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