AskDefine | Define drancy

Extensive Definition

Drancy is a commune in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.8 km. (6.7 miles) from the center of Paris.

Name

The name Drancy comes from Medieval Latin Derenciacum, and before that Terentiacum, meaning "estate of Terentius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

History

In the 17th century, Drancy was divided into two distinct villages: Drancy le Grand and le Petit Drancy. The district of the Village Parisien is built on the old location of the hamlet of Groslay which was surrounded by the forest of Bondy — hence the name of the rue des bois de Groslay.

WWII concentration camp

During the second world war, Drancy was the site of the Drancy deportation camp where Jews, Gypsies, and others were held before being shipped to the German concentration camps.
In 1976, the Memorial to the Deportation at Drancy was created by sculptor Shelomo Selinger to commemorate the French Jews imprisoned in the camp.

Demographics

Immigration

Administration

Part of the commune form the canton of Drancy. The other part belongs to the canton of Le Bourget.

Transport

Drancy is served by Drancy station on Paris RER line B.

Twin Town

flagicon United Kingdom Willenhall
flagicon Germany Eisenhüttenstadt
flagicon Senegal Gorée

External links

drancy in Catalan: Drancy
drancy in German: Drancy
drancy in Spanish: Drancy
drancy in Esperanto: Drancy
drancy in French: Drancy
drancy in Italian: Drancy
drancy in Hebrew: דראנסי
drancy in Norwegian Nynorsk: Drancy
drancy in Polish: Drancy
drancy in Portuguese: Drancy
drancy in Romanian: Drancy
drancy in Slovenian: Drancy
drancy in Serbian: Дранси
drancy in Swedish: Drancy
drancy in Vietnamese: Drancy
drancy in Volapük: Drancy
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1