Ivry-sur-Seine Latitude and Longitude:

48°48′28″N 2°22′29″E / 48.8078°N 2.3747°E / 48.8078; 2.3747
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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Ivry-sur-Seine
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Ivry-sur-Seine
Ivry-sur-Seine is located in France
Ivry-sur-Seine is located in Île-de-France (region)
Coordinates: 48°48′28″N 2°22′29″E / 48.8078°N 2.3747°E / 48.8078; 2.3747
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Canton Ivry-sur-Seine
Intercommunality Grand Paris
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Philippe Bouyssou [1]
6.10 km2 (2.36 sq mi)
 (2021) [2]
 • Density10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 ( CET)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC+02:00 ( CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
94041 /94200
Elevation28–68 m (92–223 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ivry-sur-Seine (French pronunciation: [ivʁi syʁ sɛn]) is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3 km (3+14 mi) from the centre of Paris.

Paris's main Asian district, the Quartier Asiatique in the 13th arrondissement, borders the commune and now extends into the northern parts of Ivry. Asian commercial activity, especially Chinese and Vietnamese, has greatly increased in Ivry-sur-Seine during the past two decades. The commune contains one of the highest concentrations of Vietnamese in France, who began settling in the city in the late 1970s after the Vietnam War. [3]

Politically, Ivry-sur-Seine has historically demonstrated strong electoral support for the French Communist Party (PCF). Between 1925 and today (except for the period of German occupation in World War II), the office of mayor was held by just four individuals: Georges Marrane, Jacques Laloë, Pierre Gosnat and Philippe Bouyssou, all members of the Communist Party.

Ivry-sur-Seine is twinned with Bishop Auckland in County Durham, England.


Originally, Ivry-sur-Seine was called simply Ivry. The name Ivry comes from Medieval Latin Ivriacum or Ibriacum, perhaps meaning "estate of Eburius (the Latinized form of the Gallic patronym Eburos)", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

In 1897, the name of the commune officially became Ivry-sur-Seine (meaning "Ivry upon Seine"), in order to distinguish it from other communes of France also called Ivry.


On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Ivry-sur-Seine was annexed to Paris, and now forms the Chinatown area of the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

Ivry-sur-Seine is perhaps most famous as the place of execution of Jean Bastien-Thiry in March 1963. Richard Ellman also notes that James Joyce's daughter, Lucia, received psychiatric treatment in the commune's hospital in 1936 and was visited by both Joyce and Samuel Beckett. [4]


Fnac has its head office in the commune. [5] The head office moved there in 2008. [6] E.Leclerc's head office is in the commune. [7]


Ivry-sur-Seine is served by two railway stations on the Paris Métro Line 7: Pierre et Marie Curie and Mairie d'Ivry.

The east of the commune is served by Ivry-sur-Seine station on Paris RER line C with stops at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the city centre.

Orly Airport is located to the south of Ivry-sur-Seine.


Senior high schools:

Colleges and universities:

Images from Ivry


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1793 1,400—    
1800 1,008−4.58%
1806 1,200+2.95%
1821 1,359+0.83%
1831 2,875+7.78%
1836 3,959+6.61%
1841 5,172+5.49%
1846 6,880+5.87%
1851 7,671+2.20%
1856 13,239+11.53%
1861 7,056−11.83%
1866 10,199+7.65%
1872 13,165+4.35%
1876 15,247+3.74%
1881 18,442+3.88%
1886 21,076+2.71%
1891 22,357+1.19%
1896 24,919+2.19%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1901 28,585+2.78%
1906 33,198+3.04%
1911 38,307+2.90%
1921 43,963+1.39%
1926 46,598+1.17%
1931 48,929+0.98%
1936 44,859−1.72%
1946 42,445−0.55%
1954 47,765+1.49%
1962 54,731+1.72%
1968 60,455+1.67%
1975 62,856+0.56%
1982 55,699−1.71%
1990 53,619−0.47%
1999 50,972−0.56%
2007 55,583+1.09%
2012 58,579+1.06%
2017 62,052+1.16%
Source: EHESS [8] and INSEE (1968-2017) [9]


Place of birth of residents of Ivry-sur-Seine in 1999
Born in metropolitan France Born outside metropolitan France
73.5% 26.5%
Born in
overseas France
Born in foreign countries with French citizenship at birth1 EU-15 immigrants2 Non-EU-15 immigrants
2.2% 2.7% 4.7% 16.9%
1 This group is made up largely of former French settlers, such as Pieds-Noirs in Northwest Africa, followed by former colonial citizens who had French citizenship at birth (such as was often the case for the native elite in French colonies), as well as to a lesser extent foreign-born children of French expatriates. A foreign country is understood as a country not part of France in 1999, so a person born for example in 1950 in Algeria, when Algeria was an integral part of France, is nonetheless listed as a person born in a foreign country in French statistics.

2 An immigrant is a person born in a foreign country not having French citizenship at birth. An immigrant may have acquired French citizenship since moving to France, but is still considered an immigrant in French statistics. On the other hand, persons born in France with foreign citizenship (the children of immigrants) are not listed as immigrants.

As of circa 1998 Ivry and Vitry-sur-Seine had a combined Asian population of 3,600. That year about 250 Asians from those communes worked in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, and the overall demographics of Ivry and Vitry Asians were similar to those in the 13th arrondissement. [10]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ La Diaspora Vietnamienne en France un cas particulier Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  4. ^ Richard Ellman, James Joyce, Oxford: OUP, 1984.
  5. ^ " Contactez-nous." Fnac. Retrieved on 10 March 2010.
  6. ^ " 150 salariés de la Fnac arrivent encore à Ivry Archived 2014-05-25 at the Wayback Machine." Le Parisien. 17 June 2008. Retrieved on 10 March 2010. "HIER, c'était le dernier jour d'aménagement au nouveau siège social de la Fnac, au bord de la Seine à Ivry-Port." and "Ils rejoignent ainsi les 850 autres employés qui sont déjà installés depuis le début du mois à Ivry."
  7. ^ " Conditions Générales d'Utilisation." E.Leclerc. Retrieved on 1 May 2011. "26, quai Marcel Boyer 94 200 Ivry-sur-Seine"
  8. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Ivry-sur-Seine, EHESS (in French).
  9. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  10. ^ Guillon, Michelle. "The Chinese and Chinese Districts in Paris" (Chapter 11). In: Sinn, Elizabeth (editor). The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas. Hong Kong University Press, 1 January 1998. ISBN  9622094465, 9789622094468. CITED: p. 197.

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