Nanterre

Nanterre (/nɒ̃ˈtɛər/, French: [nɑ̃tɛʁ] (listen)) is the prefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine department in the western suburbs of Paris. It is located some 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of the centre of Paris. In 2018, the commune had a population of 96,807.

Nanterre
Place Gabriel Péri
Location (in red) within Paris inner suburbs
Location of Nanterre
Nanterre
Location (in red) within Paris inner suburbs
Nanterre
Nanterre (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°53′56″N 2°11′49″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
ArrondissementNanterre
CantonNanterre-1 and 2
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Patrick Jarry[1]
Area
1
12.19 km2 (4.71 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
96,807
  Density7,900/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nanterriens
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
92050 /92000
Elevation22–127 m (72–417 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The eastern part of Nanterre, bordering the communes of Courbevoie and Puteaux, contains a small part of the La Défense business district of Paris and some of the tallest buildings in the Paris region. Because the headquarters of many major corporations are located in La Défense, the court of Nanterre is well known in the media for the number of high-profile lawsuits and trials that take place in it. The city of Nanterre also includes the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, one of the largest universities in the Paris region.


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