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Vitry sur Seine

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Country  France
Region  Ile-de-France
Area  84,369

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Vitry-sur-Seine ([vi.tʁi.syʁ.sɛn]) is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from the centre of Paris.

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Name

Vitry-sur-Seine was originally called simply Vitry. The name Vitry comes from Medieval Latin Vitriacum, and before that Victoriacum, meaning "estate of Victorius", a Gallo-Roman landowner. In 1897 the name of the commune officially became Vitry-sur-Seine (meaning "Vitry upon Seine"), in order to distinguish it from other communes of France also called Vitry.

Main sights

  • Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne
  • Culture

    For some years, Vitry-sur-Seine operated a cultural policy of bringing art to all. For this reason, the commune contains over 100 contemporary sculptures, notably in establishments of public education (schools, secondary schools and High Schools).

    Vitry hosts the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (Val-de-Marne's Museum of Contemporary Art). Opened on 18 November 2005, this museum offers in addition to the workshops of plastic arts, an auditorium and a cinema for art and experimental film.

    Vitry is one of the cities that contributed to the development of the Hip hop movement in France. Consequentially, urban art has a very important place in the city

    Transport

    Vitry-sur-Seine is served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Vitry-sur-Seine and Les Ardoines.

    Orly Airport is located near Vitry-sur-Seine.

    Demographics

    The city can be separated into three distinct parts: the center containing numerous cités HLM (Housing projects), peripheral neighborhoods belonging to the middle class, and a large industrial area along the Seine river.

    The bordering towns are Ivry-sur-Seine, Villejuif, Chevilly-Larue, Thiais, Choisy-le-Roi, Alfortville.

    In 2008 the population of the city was estimated at 82,500 inhabitants. The rate of unemployment is 26.5%, while national average is under 10% Vitry-sur-Seine is the fiftieth most populated city of France and the tenth of Île-de-France.

    Immigration

    As of circa 1998 Ivry-sur-Seine and Vitry had a combined Asian population of 3,600. That year about 250 Asians from those communes worked in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, and the overall demographics of Ivry and Vitry Asians were similar to those in the 13th arrondissement.

    Administration

    Vitry is divided into two cantons (districts):

  • Vitry-sur-Seine-1 counts 46,849 inhabitants (as of 2014)
  • Vitry-sur-Seine-2 counts 44,339 inhabitants (as of 2014)
  • Cités (Housing projects)

  • Cité Balzac
  • Cité Du Colonel Fabien
  • Lucien Français
  • Les Marronniers
  • La Sablière 200
  • La Commune de Paris
  • Mario Capra
  • Les Montagnards
  • Les Montagnes (La Vanoise, Pelvoux, Annapurna)
  • La Tourraine
  • Le Mail
  • Le Moulin Vert
  • Les Toits et Joie
  • Gabriel Peri
  • Cité Robespierre
  • Cité Barbusse
  • Le Square de l'Horloge
  • Cité Camille Groult
  • Les Malassis
  • Rouget de l'isle (Also named Cité Shaolin owing to the great number of Asians)
  • La Glacière
  • Cité Bourgogne
  • Cité Verte
  • Cité Bleu (Camille Blanc)
  • Cité des Combattants
  • Roger Derry
  • Rosenberg
  • Cité des Peupliers-Manouchians
  • La Semise
  • Couzy
  • Education

    As of 2016 the commune has 23 preschools (maternelles), and 21 elementary schools, with a combined total of 9,000 students.

  • Public junior high schools (collèges): Danielle-Casanova, Adolphe-Chérioux, Lakanal, Gustave-Monod, and Collège Jules-Valles
  • In addition Collège Romain-Rolland in Ivry-sur-Seine serves a portion of Vitry-sur-Seine
  • Senior high schools: Lycée Adolphe-Chérioux, Lycée Camille-Claudel, and Lycée Jean-Macé
  • Lycée Romain-Rolland is in adjacent Ivry-sur-Seine
  • Private junior-senior high school: Collège-lycée privé Epin
  • Paris 12 Val de Marne University is the area university.

    Twin towns – Sister cities

    Vitry-sur-Seine is twinned with:

  • Burnley, United Kingdom, from 1958 to 1974 and since 1995
  • Kladno, Czech Republic, since 1966
  • Meissen, Germany, since 1973
  • Personalities

  • Jimmy Briand, footballer
  • Cédric Bakambu, footballer
  • Cerrone, Musician
  • Doudou Masta, rapper
  • Damien Dovy, karateka
  • David Fleurival, footballer
  • Mickaël Hanany, athlete
  • Jimmy Kébé, footballer
  • rap group 113 composed of rappers (Rim'K, AP (rapper) and Mokobé
  • Ritchie Makuma Mpasa, footballer
  • Richard Massolin, footballer
  • Jérémy Menez, footballer
  • Maguy Nestoret, athlete
  • Rohff, rapper
  • Lassana Touré, basketball player
  • Rabbi Simhah ben Samuel of Vitry, 11th century Talmudist, disciple of Rashi
  • References

    Vitry-sur-Seine Wikipedia


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