Vaucresson

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Vaucresson
The town hall of Vaucresson
The town hall of Vaucresson
Coat of arms of Vaucresson
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°09′28″E / 48.8392°N 2.1578°E / 48.8392; 2.1578Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°09′28″E / 48.8392°N 2.1578°E / 48.8392; 2.1578
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementBoulogne-Billancourt
CantonChaville/Ville d'Avray/Vaucresson/Marnes-la-Coquette
IntercommunalityCœur de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)Virginie Michel-Paulsen
Area13.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)28,979
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code92076 / 92420

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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Vaucresson
The town hall of Vaucresson
The town hall of Vaucresson
Coat of arms of Vaucresson
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°09′28″E / 48.8392°N 2.1578°E / 48.8392; 2.1578Coordinates: 48°50′21″N 2°09′28″E / 48.8392°N 2.1578°E / 48.8392; 2.1578
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementBoulogne-Billancourt
CantonChaville/Ville d'Avray/Vaucresson/Marnes-la-Coquette
IntercommunalityCœur de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)Virginie Michel-Paulsen
Area13.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)28,979
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code92076 / 92420

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.

Vaucresson is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is in the Hauts-de-Seine department 13.9 km (8.6 mi) from the center of Paris.

The people who live in the commune are called Vaucressonais. Vaucresson contains abundant parkland; 22 of its 308 hectares are classed as natural zones. Today Vaucresson is principally a wealthy residential community, and has the ninth highest household income of any commune in France.[1]

Culture[edit]

Vaucresson has a movie theatre called "Cinema Normandie". There is also a cultural centre, "La Montgolfiere", which offers many activities and cultural exhibits. The name was given as a reminder of the first hot air balloon which set off from the Chateau de Versailles the 19th of September 1783 and landed in Vaucresson, carrying a duck, a rooster and a lamb.

Transport[edit]

Vaucresson is served by Vaucresson station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les villes les plus riches de France en 2012". linternaute.com (in French). CCM Benchmark. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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