Issy-les-Moulineaux

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Issy-les-Moulineaux (Template:IPA-fr) is a commune in the southwestern suburban area of Paris, France, lying on the Seine's bank. It is one of Paris entrances and is located Template:Convert from Notre-Dame Church, which is considered Kilometre Zero of France. On 1 January 2003, Issy-les-Moulineaux became part of the Communauté d'agglomération Arc de Seine along with the other communes of Chaville, Meudon, Vanves and Ville-d'Avray.

Issy-les-Moulineaux has successfully moved its economy from an old manufacturing base to high value-added service sectors and is at the heart of the Val de Seine business district, the largest cluster of telecommunication and media businesses in France hosting the headquarters of most major French TV networks.

Name

Template:Unreferenced section Originally, Issy-les-Moulineaux was simply called Issy. The name Issy comes from Medieval Latin Issiacum or Isciacum, perhaps meaning "estate of Isicius (or Iccius)", a Gallo-Roman landowner, although some think the name comes from a Celtic radical meaning "under the wood".

In 1893 Issy officially became Issy-les-Moulineaux. Les Moulineaux was the name of a hamlet on the territory of the commune, apparently named Les Moulineaux due to the windmills (Template:Lang-fr) that stood there in ancient times.

The town was once the location of the Château d'Issy, home of the Princes of Conti.

History

On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Issy-les-Moulineaux was annexed to Paris, and forms now the neighborhood of Javel, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.

Aerodrome

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An Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin taking off from the heliport, with the Eiffel tower behind.

It hosted the beginning of the 1911 Paris to Madrid air race and its disaster, which killed the French Minster of War, and it hosted the trap shooting events for the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The firm of Appareils d'Aviation Les Frères Voisin, the world's first commercial airplane factory (1908) which was initially located in Boulogne-Billancourt,Template:Citation needed transformed itself into a luxury automobile manufacturing company named Avions Voisin in 1920. Most of Voisin's manufacturing facilities were then relocated in neighboring Issy-les-Moulineaux. Avions Voisin closed its doors in 1940.

The last fixed wing flight occurred in 1953, after which the aerodrome handled only helicopters; it continues to do this, with the ICAO code LFPI. It is operated by Aeroports de Paris.

Demographics

Immigration

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Administration

Issy is divided into two cantons (districts):

  • Issy-les-Moulineaux East, part of the commune; pop: 25,399
  • Issy-les-Moulineaux West, part of the commune and part of Meudon; (pop: 34,120)

Mayors of Issy-les-Moulineaux:

  • 1903–1908: Auguste Gervais
  • 1908–1911: Henri Mayer
  • 1911–1919: Léon-Victor Clément
  • 1919–1922: Justin Oudin
  • February – May 1923: Saint-Martin (Special delegation)
  • May – October 1923: Eugène Demarne
  • 1923–1935: Justin Oudin
  • 1935–1939: Victor Cresson
  • 1945–1949: Fernand Maillet
  • 1949–1953: Jacques Madaule
  • May – July 1953: Fernand Maillet
  • 1953–1973: Bonaventure Leca
  • 1973–1980: Raymond Menand
  • 1980 – present: André Santini

Economy

The Canal+ Group, Coca-Cola France, France 24, Microsoft France and Europe, Sodexo, and Technicolor SA are based in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Transport

Issy-les-Moulineaux is served by two stations on Paris Métro line 12: Corentin Celton and Mairie d'Issy, two stations on Paris RER line C: Issy – Val de Seine and Issy and three stations on Île-de-France tramway Line 2: Les Moulineaux, Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Issy – Val de Seine (Paris RER). Multiple RATP bus lines have stops or their arrival/departure station in the city.

Multiple Vélib' and Autolib' stations allow subscribers of those services to share bicycles or electric cars.

There was also a project of cable car, abandoned in February 2008.

Personalities

  • Mickael Brisset, footballer
  • Christelle Diallo, basketball player
  • Rahavi Kifoueti, footballer
  • Jean Jansem, painter
  • Leïla Bekhti, actress
  • Robert Charpentier, cyclist
  • Manu Larcenet, comics writer

Twin towns

Sites of interest

  • Île Saint-Germain, an island located in the Seine. The island is divided into two parts, the urban side includes the offices and a residential area. The other side includes a part with the Tour aux Figures (Tower of Figures) [1] by Jean Dubuffet. The Île Seguin is downstream.
  • Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, a museum of playing cards

Gallery

See also

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  • Communes of the Hauts-de-Seine department

References

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External links

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