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|Prefecture and commune|
Paris and inner ring départements
|Canton||Bobigny and Bondy|
|• Mayor (2014-)||Stéphane de Paoli|
|Area1||6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||93008 /93000|
39–57 m (128–187 ft) |
(avg. 45 m or 148 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.
Bobigny (French pronunciation: [bo.bi.ɲi]) is a commune, or town, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) from the center of Paris. Bobigny is the préfecture (capital) of the Seine-Saint-Denis département, as well as the seat of the Arrondissement of Bobigny. It is only the 12th-largest commune in Seine-Saint-Denis (1999 census).
Inhabitants are called Balbyniens.
Valeo has management branches (Valeo Transmissions group and Valeo Friction Materials group) here. It was also the manufacturing base by Meccano of French Dinky Toys from 1933 to 1970 when the factory was closed and later demolished. Production of Dinky Toys was transferred to the Meccano factory in Calais until 1972 when the last new model, a Renault 4 la poste, was produced.
During World War II, approximately 20,000 Jews were shipped from a railway station in Bobigny. Their ultimate destination was the Nazi camps.
|2014||-||Stéphane de Paoli||UDI|
The commune has 14 public preschools (écoles maternelles), 15 public elementary schools, four public junior high schools, three public senior high schools/sixth-form colleges, and one private school.
There is also a school of hotel management, École hôtelière de Bobigny.
Bobigny is the birthplace of:
|The arms of Bobigny are blazoned :|
Or, a saltire gules, overall on an inescutcheon azure, a basket filled with fruit and flowers and topped with 7 ears of wheat argent.
The village of Bobigny was under Saint Andrew, hence the cross of Saint Andrew (saltire). The small shield in the middle evokes the agricultural nature of the commune, before the spread of built-up Paris surrounded it.
Bobigny is twinned with:
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