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Seine-Saint-Denis

Seine-Saint-Denis is a French department located in the Île-de-France region. In local slang, it is known as "l'neuf trois" (i.e. "the nine three"), after the official administrative number of the department, 93. The habitants are called Sequano-Dyonisians

Geography

Seine-Saint-Denis is located to the north-east of Paris. It has a surface area of only 236 km², making it one of the smallest departments in France. Seine-Saint-Denis and two other small departments, Hauts-de-Seine and Val-de-Marne, form a ring around Paris, known as the petite couronne ("little crown"). They form, together with four other departments, the region of Île-de-France.

Sequano-Dyonisian administration

Seine-Saint-Denis is made up of 3 departmental arrondissements and 40 communes:

 
 
 
Arrondissement of
Saint-Denis
Arrondissement of
Bobigny
Arrondissement of
Le Raincy

  1. Saint-Ouen
  2. Aubervilliers
  3. Saint-Denis
  4. L'Île-Saint-Denis
  5. Épinay-sur-Seine
  6. Villetaneuse
  7. Pierrefitte-sur-Seine
  8. Stains
  9. La Courneuve

  1. Dugny
  2. Le Bourget
  3. Drancy
  4. Bobigny
  5. Bondy
  6. Les Pavillons-sous-Bois
  7. Noisy-le-Sec
  8. Romainville
  9. Pantin
  10. Le Pré-Saint-Gervais
  11. Les Lilas
  12. Bagnolet
  13. Montreuil
  14. Rosny-sous-Bois
  15. Villemomble
  1. Neuilly-Plaisance
  2. Neuilly-sur-Marne
  3. Noisy-le-Grand
  4. Gournay-sur-Marne
  5. Gagny
  6. Le Raincy
  7. Clichy-sous-Bois
  8. Montfermeil
  9. Coubron
  10. Vaujours
  11. Livry-Gargan
  12. Sevran
  13. Aulnay-sous-Bois
  14. Le Blanc-Mesnil
  15. Villepinte
  16. Tremblay-en-France

Sequano-Dyonisian history

Seine-Saint-Denis was largely part of the Seine department until 1964. It has a veritable history as a left-wing stronghold, belonging to the ceinture rouge of Paris. The French Communist Party especially has maintained a continued strong presence in the department, and still controls the city councils in cities such as Saint-Denis, Aubervilliers, Bobigny, and La Courneuve. Seine-Saint-Denis is the only department where the Communist Party has a majority in the general council. A commune of Seine-Saint-Denis, Clichy-sous-Bois, was the scene of the death of two youths which sparked the nationwide riots of autumn 2005. In October - November, 9,000 cars were burned and 3,000 rioters were arrested.

Sequano-Dyonisian demographics

Seine-Saint-Denis is the department with the highest population share of immigrants: 21.7% at the 1999 census (see table below). This figure does not include the children of immigrants born on French soil as well as some native elites from former French colonies and people who came from overseas France. The ratio of ethnic minorities is difficult to estimate accurately as French law prohibits the collection of ethnic data for census taking purposes. However estimates suggest there are 500,000 muslims out of a population of 1.2 million (Sequano-Dyonisians) . Saint Denis is also home to the Union of French Islamic Organizations (UOIF) in the Bourget district, which annually hosts one of Europe's major Muslim conferences, Paris-le-Bourget.

Immigration

Sequano-Dyonisian culture

A number of hip hop artists come from "93", including one of the first hip hop stars in France, NTM as well as more recent acts such as Tandem.

Miscellaneous topics

Seine-Saint-Denis was scheduled to be the site of a 2004 International Exhibition. However this event was cancelled.

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