Joinville-le-Pont

Joinville-le-Pont

Joinville-le-Pont
The bridge of Joinville-le-Pont
The bridge of Joinville-le-Pont
Coat of arms of Joinville-le-Pont
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement Nogent-sur-Marne
Canton Joinville-le-Pont
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Olivier Dosne
Area1 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 17,420
 • Density 7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94042 / 94340

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.

Joinville-le-Pont is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from the center of Paris.

History

The commune was created in 1791 under the name La Branche-du-Pont-de-Saint-Maur (literally "The Branch of Saint-Maur's Bridge") by detaching its territory from the commune of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. The commune was renamed Joinville-le-Pont (literally "Joinville the Bridge") on 29 August 1831. Under Louis-Philippe of France, the Redoute de Gravelle was built in the commune.

In 1929, the commune of Joinville-le-Pont lost more than a third of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes, a part of which belonged to Joinville-le-Pont.

Transport

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