La Garenne-Colombes is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 9.6 km. (6 miles) from the center of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.
In 1935, five Tramway lines crossed La Garenne-Colombes.
Many RATP Bus lines also cross the city: lines 73, 161, 163, 164, 176, 178, 262, 272, 278, 358 and 378.
In 2012, the line 2 of the Parisian Tramway will cross La Garenne-Colombes, with two stations: Les Fauvelles and Belgique-Charlebourg.
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As the commune's territory is entirely built up, population can only grow if buildings are distructed and replaced by buildings containing more people (higher, less gardens). Thereby the population will grow certainly over the 30,000 after many reconstructions in the "Champs-Philippe" neighbourhood, with a density over 17,000 inhabitants per square kilometers.
There used to be many workshops in La Garenne-Colombes, as in a large part of the Hauts-de-Seine department. Today, it mainly is a residential city. However, some 1200 business units are there.
The service is paramount in the economy of La Garenne-Colombes. The proximity of La Défense increases this phenomenon. There is :
The arrival of the Tramway in 2009 results in a redevelopment of a part of the city. It should bring a new breath to the local economy.
In spite of the proximity of La Défense and Paris which has applied a strong pressure, no big buildings were built in La Garenne. Residential uses (detached homes and apartment buildings) account for the majority of the building stock in La Garenne-Colombes and many of the town's residential buildings were constructed in the early 1900s. In a large part of the town, new constructions are limited to 4 floors.
The district of the place de Belgique and National boulevard, which is the entry of La Défense, is being redeveloped.
The city own a castle in Normandy where they send the scholars for class-holidays.
According to statistics published by the Figaro newspaper, La Garenne-Colombes is the Hauts-de-Seine's city with the lowest crime rate, without forgetting that the Hauts-de-Seine is a very quiet part of the Paris region.
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