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Coat of arms of Aubervilliers
Aubervilliers (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Aubervilliers
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Plaine Commune
Coordinates 48 ° 55 '  N , 2 ° 23'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 55 '  N , 2 ° 23'  E
height 33-46 m
surface 5.76 km 2
Residents 86,375 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 14,996 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 93300
INSEE code

Center of Aubervilliers

The municipality of Aubervilliers is a suburb in the north of the French capital Paris . It belongs to the Seine-Saint-Denis department in the Île-de-France region and has 86,375 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017). The inhabitants are called Albertivillariens .


Aubervilliers is bordered by Saint-Denis to the west, La Courneuve to the north, Pantin to the east and Paris to the south. The Saint-Denis Canal runs through the west of the city .

Aubervilliers is divided into the cantons of Canton Aubervilliers-Est and Canton Aubervilliers-Ouest .


The place was first mentioned in 1060 , when King Henry I donated goods in Aubervilliers to the Abbey of Saint-Martin-des-Champs in Paris.

Until the 19th century it was shaped by agriculture. Only with the growth of Paris did the cityscape change. Industries settled in, and the population increased accordingly with the influx of industrial workers from Paris to the less expensive suburbs. From the 1960s onwards, high-rise buildings made of prefabricated panels were added, in which mainly immigrants settled. Today Aubervilliers is a multicultural city with 41 different nationalities and a center of Islam in France .


Entrance to the Front Populaire metro station

Aubervilliers is with the stations Aubervilliers - Quatre Chemins - Pantin , Fort d'Aubervilliers and Popular Front to the power of the Paris Métro connected. The city also has two train stations on the RER B route and one station on line 3b of the Paris tram .


Aubervilliers has traditionally been a stronghold of the political left . From 1944 until 2008 the city was ruled by communist mayors and has been again since 2014. The city became famous for the exclusion of two girls from the Lycée Henri Wallon who wore headscarves (Alma and Lila Lévy-Omari) in 2003. It also became the scene of the violent riots by young people with a migration background in summer / autumn 2005 .

Town twinning


See also: List of Monuments historiques in Aubervilliers

  • Fort d'Aubervilliers
  • Notre-Dame des Vertus
  • Hôtel de Ville , built in the 1840s



  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Seine-Saint-Denis. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Paris 2002, ISBN 2-84234-133-3 , pp. 39-48.

Web links

Commons : Aubervilliers  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Seine-Saint-Denis. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Paris 2002, p. 39
  2. Günter Platzdasch: Inégalité - Absurdité: Streit um Muslima- Beschüllung 2003 , ; Jennifer Joan Lee: International Education: Expulsions over veil intensify French debate on secularity . The New York Times , October 21, 2003, accessed November 13, 2017.