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Suresnes Coat of Arms
Suresnes (France)
region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Nanterre
Canton Nanterre-2
Community association Métropole du Grand Paris and
Paris Ouest La Défense
Coordinates 48 ° 52 '  N , 2 ° 14'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 52 '  N , 2 ° 14'  E
height 29-163 m
surface 3.79 km 2
Residents 48,264 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 12,735 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 92150
INSEE code

Suresnes [ sy'ʁɛn ] is a French city with 48,264 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Arrondissement of Nanterre , in the Hauts-de-Seine department of the Île-de-France region , 12 km from central Paris . The inhabitants are called Suresnois .

The municipality has been characterized by industry since the 19th century and is one of the most densely populated in Europe. Not far from numerous high-rise buildings, there is also a significant proportion of permanent residential buildings of all kinds. There is a theater, the Théâtre Jean-Vilar .


Suresnes is located west of Paris, on the left of the Seine twelve kilometers from the center of Paris, on a hill, directly opposite the Bois de Boulogne , five kilometers from Nanterre and twelve kilometers from Versailles .

Suresnes is surrounded by Puteaux and Nanterre in the north, Paris in the east, Saint-Cloud in the south and Rueil-Malmaison in the west.


The Celts already had a place of worship at Mont Valérien . In 1844 a fortification, the Fort du Mont-Valérien , was built here. In the Franco-Prussian War there were several battles there, including the Battle of Buzenval .

From 1898 the Darracq car factory was located in Suresnes, which was taken over by Talbot-Lago in 1935 .

During the Second World War , 1008 people were executed at the fort in the German name . On June 18, 1960, President Charles de Gaulle inaugurated a memorial, the Mémorial National de la France combattante . A US armed forces memorial to victims of World War I is also located here today.

In 1974, during the Franco dictatorship, an exile congress of the Spanish socialist PSOE took place in Suresnes, at which the future Prime Minister Felipe González was elected Secretary General .

Architectural monuments

See: List of the Monuments historiques in Suresnes



Town twinning

Suresnes also maintains a partnership with the district of Göttingen , Germany.


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes des Hauts-de-Seine. Flohic Éditions, 2nd edition, Charenton-le-Pont 1993, ISBN 2-908958-95-3 , pp. 376-391.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Fernando Jauregui: Aquellos jóvenes de Suresnes., October 14, 1984, accessed May 29, 2014
  2. a b c d e f French atlas of decentralized cooperation and other external . Retrieved on February 1, 2013.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /