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Levallois-Perret is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of
Paris, France. It is located 6.4 km. (4 miles) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.
The name Levallois-Perret comes from two housing developments (Village Levallois and Champerret) started by landowner
Jean-Jacques Perretin 1822 (Champerret) and developer Nicolas-Eugène Levalloisin 1845 (Village Levallois), and which resulted in the incorporation of the commune (see history section below).
On the territory of what is now Levallois-Perret there existed before the
French Revolutionthe village of Villiers and the hamlet of Courcelles (aka La Planchette), which left their names to two Paris Métrostations. At the time of the creation of French communes during the French Revolution, these were part of the commune of Clichy, while the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seineextended over what is now the southwestern part of Levallois-Perret.
Jean-Jacques Perretstarted some housing developments in 1822 in the northeast of the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine, in a place soon called Champerret ("champ perret" meaning "field of Perret"), which gave its name to one station of the Paris Métro. Later in 1845 Nicolas-Eugène Levallois started some housing developments for landowner André Noëlon his land near La Planchette (in the commune of Clichy). The land developed by Nicolas-Eugène Levallois soon became know as the Village Levallois.
In the 1860s the Village Levallois and Champerret had grown to the point of forming a single built-up area. Several demands were made to the authorities for the incorporation of the area as a commune.
June 30, 1866the commune of Levallois-Perret was eventually created by detaching that part of the territory of Clichy where the Village Levallois stood and merging it with that part of the territory of Neuilly-sur-Seine where stood Champerret.
Levallois-Perret became an important center of the early French automotive industry with the implantation of companies such as
Clément-Bayard, Delageor the coachbuilder Chapron. Citroënpurchased the Clément-Bayard factory and the famous Citroën 2CVwas produced in Levallois for nearly forty years. Levallois-Perret was also an important centre of cosmetics industry in the early 20th century. It is also home to the large European commercial real estate company Atisreal.
The Northern part of famous
Ile de la Jattein river Seinewhere French impressionistpainters created many of their master pieces, is part of the commune of Levallois-Perret.
Schönebergdistrict, Berlin( Germany)
Levallois-Perret is divided in two cantons:
* Levallois-Perret-Nord (North), includes a part of Levallois-Perret and Clichy (pop: 40,400)
* Levallois-Perret-Sud (South), a part of (pop: 36,532)
It is also served by Clichy – Levallois station on the
Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazaresuburban rail line.
The municipality of Levallois-Perret operates two free bus lines circulating the town.
Coat of Arms
The traditional coat of arms for the city puts emphasis on the importance of
industryin the city's history. The centre of the arms consists of a shield with red background; a yellow gearin the bottom left and a yellow perfume diffuser in the top right represent the mechanical and perfumeindustries.
bees, are depicted on a white bend sable from the top left to bottom right of the shield, these are another symbol of work in the city, beekeepingtaking place at the "île de la Jatte". The coat of arms also has a wreath at the bottom around the shield and three castles topping the shield; both in yellow. VILLE DE / LEVALLOIS - PERRET, is inscribed in black letters above the coat of arms.
A cartoon stylised bee is maintained in the modern logo of the city.
Levallois-Perret was the birthplace of:
Louis Trousselier(1881–1939), cyclist
Danièle Delorme(born 1926), actress and film producer
Pascal Lamy(born 1947), director-general of the World Trade Organization
* Her Royal Highness Clotilde, Princess of Venize and Piedmont (born as
Clotilde Courauin 1969), actress
Olivier Besancenot(born 1974), politician
Optique & Précision de Levallois
*fr icon [http://www.ville-levallois.fr Levallois-Perret Official Website]
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