Suresnes

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Suresnes
The Seine River with the skyscrapers of La Défense in the background.
The Seine River with the skyscrapers of La Défense in the background.
Coat of arms of Suresnes
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
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
CantonSuresnes
Government
 • MayorChristian Dupuy
Area
 • Land13.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population245,039
 • Population2 density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code92073 / 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
 
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Suresnes
The Seine River with the skyscrapers of La Défense in the background.
The Seine River with the skyscrapers of La Défense in the background.
Coat of arms of Suresnes
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
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
CantonSuresnes
Government
 • MayorChristian Dupuy
Area
 • Land13.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population245,039
 • Population2 density12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code92073 / 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Suresnes (French pronunciation: ​[sy.ʁɛn]) is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.3 km (5.8 mi) from the center of Paris. The nearest communes are Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud and Boulogne-Billancourt. It is also on a tram line giving access to La Defense and its rail services.

History[edit]

Fort Mont-Valérien (Mémorial de la France Combattante) is situated in this commune, and 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.

Transport[edit]

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 Suresnes[edit]

See Category:People from Suresnes

Though she was not born in Suresnes, Noor Inayat Khan the 'Indian Spy Princess', lived there with her family in a large estate known as 'Fazal Manzil' from 1920 to 1940 during which time she studied at the Sorbonne.[1][2][3] Noor Inayat Khan later returned to France as a Special Operations Executive, spying for the Allied cause in occupied France.[4] She was executed by the Nazis and posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre and the George Cross.[5]

International relations[edit]

Kragujevac sister cities agreement, as seen in Kragujevac city hall

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Suresnes is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalton, Samantha (2012-11-08). "BBC News - Noor Inayat Khan: The Indian princess who spied for Britain". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  2. ^ "BBC to take iconic TV shows to Burma as sanctions ease - News". uk asia online. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Nekbakht Foundation". Nekbakht Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  4. ^ "The Tribune - Magazine section - Saturday Extra". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  5. ^ "BBC News - Memorial for 'Spy Princess' Noor Inayat Khan unveiled". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  6. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  7. ^ "Kragujevac Twin Cities". ©2009 Information service of Kragujevac City. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  8. ^ "International Contacts". Targovishte Municipality. Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 

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