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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.

Nanterre
Nanterre
(French pronunciation: ​[nɑ̃.tɛʁ]) is a commune in the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
department, the western suburbs of Paris. It is located some 11 km (6.8 mi) north-west of the centre of Paris. Nanterre
Nanterre
serves as both the capital of the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
department and seat of the eponymous arrondissement. The eastern part of Nanterre, bordering the communes of Courbevoie
Courbevoie
and Puteaux, contains a small part of the La Défense
La Défense
business district of Paris
Paris
and some of the tallest buildings in the Paris
Paris
region. Because the headquarters of many major corporations are located in La Défense, the court of Nanterre
Nanterre
is well known in the media for the number of high-profile lawsuits and trials that take place in it. The city of Nanterre
Nanterre
also includes the Paris
Paris
West University Nanterre
Nanterre
La Défense, one of the largest universities in the Paris
Paris
region.

Contents

1 Name 2 History 3 Administration 4 Transport 5 Economy 6 Education 7 Sports 8 Demographics

8.1 Immigration

9 International relations

9.1 Twin towns – sister cities

10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Name[edit] The name of Nanterre
Nanterre
originated before the Roman conquest of Gaul. The Romans recorded the name as Nemetodorum. It is composed of the Celtic word nemeto meaning "shrine" or "sacred place" and the Celtic word duron (neuter) "hard, tough, enduring". The sacred place referred to is believed to have been a famous shrine that existed in ancient times. Inhabitants of Nanterre
Nanterre
are called Nanterriennes (feminine) and Nanterriens (masculine). They are also called "Nanterroises" (feminine) and "Nanterrois" (masculine). History[edit] The sacred shrine of antiquity that is referred to etymologically had been placed by tradition in Mont-Valérien. However, archeological discoveries made between 1994 and 2005 found a Gallic necropolis which has been dated to the third century BC, and also call into debate both the exact location of the pre-Roman capital of the Parisii and the initial site of Lutetia, the Roman era Paris.[1] The large necropolis, as well as working people's homes from some time later in the ancient era, is near the bank of the Seine, in the northwest of Nanterre, and might be the sacred place that is being referred to etymologically. Lutetia
Lutetia
is mentioned by Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
in 50 BCE, reporting an assembly in Lutetia
Lutetia
in 53 BC between himself, commander of the Roman Legions, and local Gallic leaders.[2] Although this had been thought to possibly be Île de la Cité, largely since Caesar mentions an island, the river at Nanterre
Nanterre
follows two channels around an island. In 52 BC, the Parisii took up arms with the Gallic war leader Vercingetorix, and were defeated by Titus Labienus, one of Caesar's legates. Caesar mentions in his Commentarii that the Parisii destroyed the bridges and set fire to Lutetia
Lutetia
before the arrival of the Roman forces. The archeological work in Nanterre
Nanterre
has suggested over 15 hectares of pre-Roman or Roman era construction. These archeologic findings may be an indication that Nanterre
Nanterre
was the closest pre-Roman settlement to the City's modern centre.[3][2] Sainte Genevieve, patron saint of Paris, was born in Nanterre
Nanterre
ca. 419–422.[4] On 27 March 2002, Richard Durn, a disgruntled local activist, shot and killed eight town councilors and 14 others were wounded in what the French press dubbed the Nanterre
Nanterre
massacre. On 28 March, the murderer killed himself by jumping from the 4th floor of the Quai des orfèvres, in Paris, while he was questioned by two policemen about the reason for his killing in the Nanterre
Nanterre
City Hall. Administration[edit] Nanterre
Nanterre
is divided into two cantons:

Canton of Nanterre-1 Canton of Nanterre-2

Transport[edit] Nanterre
Nanterre
is served by three stations on RER line A: Nanterre
Nanterre
– Préfecture, Nanterre
Nanterre
– Université, and Nanterre
Nanterre
– Ville. Nanterre
Nanterre
– Université station is also an interchange station on the Transilien Paris
Paris
– Saint-Lazare suburban rail line. Economy[edit] Société Générale
Société Générale
has its headquarters in the Tours
Tours
Société Générale in La Défense
La Défense
and Nanterre. The company moved into the building in 1995.[5] Faurecia, the sixth-largest automotive parts supplier, has its headquarters in Nanterre. Groupe du Louvre and subsidiary Louvre Hôtels have their head office in Village 5 in La Défense
La Défense
and Nanterre.[6][7][8] Education[edit] Senior high schools include:

Lycée Joliot-Curie de Nanterre[9] Lycée professionnel Louise-Michel Lycée professionnel Paul-Langevin[10] Lycée professionnel Claude-Chappe[11]

Sports[edit] The basketball club Nanterre 92
Nanterre 92
plays at Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez. The rugby union club Racing 92
Racing 92
opened the new U Arena
U Arena
in October 2017 and played their first game in the new facility in December 2017.[12] It has a capacity of 32,000 for rugby and 40,000 for concerts. Demographics[edit] Immigration[edit]

Place of birth of residents of Nanterre
Nanterre
in 1999

Born in Metropolitan France Born outside Metropolitan France

75.7% 24.3%

Born in Overseas France Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15
EU-15
immigrants2 Non- EU-15
EU-15
immigrants

2.7% 2.8% 3.9% 14.9%

1This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as pieds-noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), and to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. Note that a foreign country is understood as a country not part of France
France
in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria
Algeria
was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics. 2An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. Note that an immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France
France
with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

International relations[edit]

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Nanterre's twin towns sign.

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in France Twin towns – sister cities[edit] Nanterre
Nanterre
is twinned with:

Craiova, Romania Pesaro, Italy Tlemcen, Algeria

Novgorod, Russia Watford, England, United Kingdom[13] Žilina, Slovakia[14]

See also[edit]

Paris
Paris
portal

La Défense
La Défense
business district. List of tallest structures in Paris Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
department

References[edit]

INSEE

^ Nanterre
Nanterre
et les Parisii ^ a b Ancient and Medieval Paris: A Background to the Gothic era. Athena Review Vol.4 No.2 pages 22-26 [1] ^ Histoire et Histoires: Du 5ème Volume 1 Editions Depeyrot Paris 2014 ^ Catholic Encyclopedia St. Genevieve ^ "Société Générale: deux tours à la Défense". Lejournaldunet.com. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2010. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) () ^ "Contact Archived 11 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.." Groupe du Louvre. Retrieved on 27 June 2010. ^ "Plan interactif." Nanterre. Retrieved on 27 June 2010. ^ "Legal notice." Louvre Hôtels. Retrieved on 27 June 2010. ^ "Accueil" (Archive). Lycée Joliot-Curie de Nanterre. Retrieved on June 21, 2015. ^ "Accueil." Lycée professionnel Paul-Langevin. Retrieved on June 22, 2015. ^ "Accueil." Lycée professionnel Claude-Chappe. Retrieved on June 21, 2015. ^ Escot, Richard (16 October 2017). "Le nouvel écrin du Racing 92, la U Arena, ouvre ses portes". L'Équipe
L'Équipe
(in French). Retrieved 17 October 2017.  ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11.  ^ " Žilina
Žilina
- oficiálne stránky mesta: Partnerské mestá Žiliny [Žilina: Official Partner Cities]". © 2008 MaM Multimedia, s.r.o.. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nanterre.

Official website Université Paris
Paris
10 Nanterre
Nanterre
(in French) Nanterre
Nanterre
students (in French) News coverage of March 2006 University occupation (in English) Pictures of Nanterre
Nanterre
(in French) Nanterre Cathedral
Nanterre Cathedral
gallery of pictures

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Nanterre

Areas

La Défense Quartier du Mont-Valérien
Mont-Valérien
(FR) Quartier du Parc Nord (FR)

Primary and secondary schools

Lycée Joliot-Curie de Nanterre Lycée professionnel Louise-Michel Lycée professionnel Paul-Langevin Lycée professionnel Claude-Chappe

Colleges and universities

Paris
Paris
West University Nanterre
Nanterre
La Défense

Landmarks

Tours
Tours
Aillaud Tour Granite Préfecture des Hauts-de-Seine Tours
Tours
Société Générale Nanterre
Nanterre
Cathedral Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers U Arena Centre d'accueil et de soins hospitaliers de Nanterre
Nanterre
(FR) Maison René Ginouvès d'archéologie et d'ethnologie (FR) Place de la Boule (FR) Pont ferroviaire des Anglais (FR)

Paris
Paris
RER stations

Gare de Nanterre
Nanterre
– Université Nanterre-Préfecture Nanterre
Nanterre
– Ville

Culture

Nanterre
Nanterre
92 Racing 92

This list is incomplete.

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Prefectures of departments of France

Bourg-en-Bresse
Bourg-en-Bresse
(Ain) Laon
Laon
(Aisne) Moulins (Allier) Digne-les-Bains
Digne-les-Bains
(Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) Gap (Hautes-Alpes) Nice
Nice
(Alpes-Maritimes) Privas
Privas
(Ardèche) Charleville-Mézières
Charleville-Mézières
(Ardennes) Foix
Foix
(Ariège) Troyes
Troyes
(Aube) Carcassonne
Carcassonne
(Aude) Rodez
Rodez
(Aveyron) Marseille
Marseille
(Bouches-du-Rhône) Caen
Caen
(Calvados) Aurillac
Aurillac
(Cantal) Angoulême
Angoulême
(Charente) La Rochelle
La Rochelle
(Charente-Maritime) Bourges
Bourges
(Cher) Tulle
Tulle
(Corrèze) Ajaccio
Ajaccio
(Corse-du-Sud) Bastia
Bastia
(Haute-Corse) Dijon
Dijon
(Côte-d'Or) Saint-Brieuc
Saint-Brieuc
(Côtes-d'Armor) Guéret
Guéret
(Creuse) Périgueux
Périgueux
(Dordogne) Besançon
Besançon
(Doubs) Valence (Drôme) Évreux
Évreux
(Eure) Chartres
Chartres
(Eure-et-Loir) Quimper
Quimper
(Finistère) Nîmes
Nîmes
(Gard) Toulouse
Toulouse
(Haute-Garonne) Auch
Auch
(Gers) Bordeaux
Bordeaux
(Gironde) Montpellier
Montpellier
(Hérault) Rennes
Rennes
(Ille-et-Vilaine) Châteauroux
Châteauroux
(Indre) Tours
Tours
(Indre-et-Loire) Grenoble
Grenoble
(Isère) Lons-le-Saunier
Lons-le-Saunier
(Jura) Mont-de-Marsan
Mont-de-Marsan
(Landes) Blois
Blois
(Loir-et-Cher) Saint-Étienne
Saint-Étienne
(Loire) Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
(Haute-Loire) Nantes
Nantes
(Loire-Atlantique) Orléans
Orléans
(Loiret) Cahors
Cahors
(Lot) Agen
Agen
(Lot-et-Garonne) Mende (Lozère) Angers
Angers
(Maine-et-Loire) Saint-Lô
Saint-Lô
(Manche) Châlons-en-Champagne
Châlons-en-Champagne
(Marne) Chaumont (Haute-Marne) Laval (Mayenne) Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle) Bar-le-Duc
Bar-le-Duc
(Meuse) Vannes
Vannes
(Morbihan) Metz
Metz
(Moselle) Nevers
Nevers
(Nièvre) Lille
Lille
(Nord) Beauvais
Beauvais
(Oise) Alençon
Alençon
(Orne) Arras
Arras
(Pas-de-Calais) Clermont-Ferrand
Clermont-Ferrand
(Puy-de-Dôme) Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) Tarbes
Tarbes
(Hautes-Pyrénées) Perpignan
Perpignan
(Pyrénées-Orientales) Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Bas-Rhin) Colmar
Colmar
(Haut-Rhin) Lyon
Lyon
(Rhône) Vesoul
Vesoul
(Haute-Saône) Mâcon
Mâcon
(Saône-et-Loire) Le Mans
Le Mans
(Sarthe) Chambéry
Chambéry
(Savoie) Annecy
Annecy
(Haute-Savoie) Paris
Paris
(Paris) Rouen
Rouen
(Seine-Maritime) Melun
Melun
(Seine-et-Marne) Versailles (Yvelines) Niort
Niort
(Deux-Sèvres) Amiens
Amiens
(Somme) Albi
Albi
(Tarn) Montauban
Montauban
(Tarn-et-Garonne) Toulon
Toulon
(Var) Avignon
Avignon
(Vaucluse) La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon
(Vendée) Poitiers
Poitiers
(Vienne) Limoges
Limoges
(Haute-Vienne) Épinal
Épinal
(Vosges) Auxerre
Auxerre
(Yonne) Belfort
Belfort
(Territoire de Belfort) Évry (Essonne) Nanterre
Nanterre
(Hauts-de-Seine) Bobigny
Bobigny
(Seine-Saint-Denis) Créteil
Créteil
(Val-de-Marne) Cergy, Pontoise
Pontoise
(Val-d'Oise)

Overseas departments

Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre
(Guadeloupe) Fort-de- France
France
(Martinique) Cayenne
Cayenne
(French Guiana) Saint-Denis (Réunion) Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
(Mayotte)

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Communes in the Metropolitan Area of Paris

Population over 2 million

City of Paris

Population over 100,000

Argenteuil Boulogne-Billancourt Montreuil Saint-Denis

Population over 75,000

Asnières-sur-Seine Aubervilliers Aulnay-sous-Bois Champigny-sur-Marne Colombes Courbevoie Créteil Nanterre Rueil-Malmaison Versailles Vitry-sur-Seine

Population over 50,000

Antony Le Blanc-Mesnil Bondy Cergy Chelles Clamart Clichy Drancy Épinay-sur-Seine Évry Fontenay-sous-Bois Issy-les-Moulineaux Ivry-sur-Seine Levallois-Perret Maisons-Alfort Meaux Neuilly-sur-Seine Noisy-le-Grand Pantin Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Sarcelles Sartrouville Sevran Villejuif

Population over 25,000

Alfortville Athis-Mons Bagneux Bagnolet Bezons Bobigny Bois-Colombes Brunoy Bussy-Saint-Georges Cachan Charenton-le-Pont Châtenay-Malabry Châtillon Chatou Le Chesnay Choisy-le-Roi Clichy-sous-Bois Conflans-Sainte-Honorine Corbeil-Essonnes La Courneuve Draveil Élancourt Ermont Franconville Fresnes Gagny La Garenne-Colombes Garges-lès-Gonesse Gennevilliers Gonesse Goussainville Grigny Guyancourt L'Haÿ-les-Roses Herblay Houilles Le Kremlin-Bicêtre Livry-Gargan Malakoff Mantes-la-Jolie Massy Melun Meudon Montfermeil Montigny-le-Bretonneux Montrouge Les Mureaux Neuilly-sur-Marne Nogent-sur-Marne Noisy-le-Sec Palaiseau Le Perreux-sur-Marne Pierrefitte-sur-Seine Plaisir Le Plessis-Robinson Poissy Pontault-Combault Pontoise Puteaux Rambouillet Ris-Orangis Romainville Rosny-sous-Bois Saint-Cloud Saint-Germain-en-Laye Saint-Ouen Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Sannois Savigny-sur-Orge Savigny-le-Temple Stains Sucy-en-Brie Suresnes Taverny Thiais Trappes Tremblay-en-France Vanves Vigneux-sur-Seine Villemomble Villeneuve-la-Garenne Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Villeparisis Villepinte Villiers-le-Bel Villiers-sur-Marne Vincennes Viry-Châtillon Yerres

Population under 25,000

1,669 other communes

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Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine
Hauts-de-Seine
department

Antony Asnières-sur-Seine Bagneux Bois-Colombes Boulogne-Billancourt Bourg-la-Reine Châtenay-Malabry Châtillon Chaville Clamart Clichy Colombes Courbevoie Fontenay-aux-Roses Garches La Garenne-Colombes Gennevilliers Issy-les-Moulineaux Levallois-Perret Malakoff Marnes-la-Coquette Meudon Montrouge Nanterre Neuilly-sur-Seine Le Plessis-Robinson Puteaux Rueil-Malmaison Saint-Cloud Sceaux Sèvres Suresnes Vanves Vaucresson Ville-d'Avray Villeneuve-la-Garenne

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 125209978 LCCN: n79065306 ISNI: 0000 0001 2151 5570 GND: 4117767-8 SUDOC: 030074975 BNF: cb1528

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