Issy-les-Moulineaux, suburb SW of Paris (1990 pop. 46,734), Hauts-de-Seine dept., N central France. It is an industrial center where metals, aeronautical equipment, chemicals, cartridges, cigarettes, and beer are manufactured. The French terminal of the Paris-Brussels helicopter service and a Catholic theology school are in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

Issy-les-Moulineaux is a commune in the southwestern suburban area of Paris, France. It is located 6.6 km. (4.1 miles) from the centre of Paris. On January 1, 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. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.

Issy-les-Moulineaux has successfully moved its economy from an old manufacturing base to high value-added service sectors and is now located 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. Today, despite a population which is booming, Issy-les-Moulineaux harbours more jobs than inhabitants.


Originally, Issy-les-Moulineaux was called simply 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 (moulins) that stood there in ancient times.


On January 1, 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.




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:


The France 24 news broadcaster is based in Issy-les-Moulineaux.


Issy-les-Moulineaux is served by two stations on Paris Métro line 12: Corentin Celton and Mairie d'Issy.

It is also served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Issy – Val de Seine and Issy.

There is also a project of cable car.


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