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Sèvres coat of arms
Sèvres (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Boulogne-Billancourt
Canton Boulogne-Billancourt-2
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Grand Paris Seine Ouest
Coordinates 48 ° 49 ′  N , 2 ° 13 ′  E Coordinates: 48 ° 49 ′  N , 2 ° 13 ′  E
height 27-171 m
surface 3.91 km 2
Residents 23,507 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 6,012 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 92310
INSEE code
Website www.ville-sevres.fr

Sèvres ( pronunciation: / sɛvʁ / ) is a French commune with 23,507 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) and a suburb of Paris in the Hauts-de-Seine department . The inhabitants are called Sévriens . Not far from the Palace of Versailles , Sèvres is the seat of numerous congresses and organizations, e.g. B. the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures , in which, among other things, the historical original kilogram and the historical original meter are kept.


Sèvres became known to the general public primarily through the Treaty of Sèvres , which was concluded in 1920 after the First World War and the fall of the Ottoman Empire and which regulated the post-war order in south-eastern Europe and the Middle East . An essential element of the treaty were the parts of the treaty concluded between the Entente and the Ottoman Sultan , after the Armenians and (after a referendum) Kurds were to be granted independence and Greece the coastal region around Smyrna (now İzmir ), Italy the south-western part and France and Great Britain the south-east part was awarded. The treaty was not recognized by Ataturk and the " Young Turks " and was revised in 1923 in the Treaty of Lausanne in favor of Turkey.


La mairie de Sèvres (Town Hall)

Mayor ( maire ) had been François Kosciusko-Morizet, who had been a candidate for the UMP , since 1995 . Grégoire de La Roncière ( Divers droite ) has been mayor of the city since 2014 .

Architectural monuments

See: List of Monuments Historiques in Sèvres


Henri Rousseau : The Bridge of Sèvres, 1908

From 1756 onwards, Sèvres has housed the Manufacture royale de porcelaine de Sèvres, founded in 1739 in Vincennes Castle , and, in addition to the Meissen porcelain factory, produced the most valuable European porcelains in the 18th century .

Town twinning

sons and daughters of the town


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes des Hauts-de-Seine. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Charenton-le-Pont 1993, ISBN 2-908958-95-3 , pp. 364-375.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. La liste des maires du 92 s'engagent , accessed on October 5, 2017 5