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Subject: Vanves, Sèvres, Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, Boulogne-Billancourt, Malakoff
Collection: Communes of Hauts-De-Seine, Malakoff, Populated Places Established in 1883
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The Place du 11 Novembre on market day
The Place du 11 Novembre on market day
Coat of arms of Malakoff
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring départements
Paris and inner ring départements
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Hauts-de-Seine
Arrondissement Antony
Canton Malakoff
Intercommunality Sud de Seine
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Catherine Margaté (PCF)
Area1 2.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 31,007
 • Density 15,000/km2 (39,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 92046 / 92240
Elevation 67–80 m (220–262 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Malakoff French pronunciation: ​ is a suburban EUROCAE, the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment is based in Malakoff.


  • History 1
  • Transport 2
  • Notable residents 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The commune of Malakoff was created on 8 November 1883 by detaching its territory from the commune of Vanves. Its name was taken from an inn sign "A la Tour de Malakoff" (= "At the Malakoff Tower"); the inn was so named in 1855 to commemorate the Battle of Malakoff, fought during the Crimean War.[1]


Malakoff is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 13: Malakoff – Plateau de Vanves and Malakoff – Rue Étienne Dolet.

Malakoff on a painting by Henri Rousseau.

Malakoff is also served by Vanves – Malakoff station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line. This station is located at the border between the commune of Malakoff and the commune of Vanves, on the Vanves side of the border.

Notable residents

  • Charles Bourseul (1829–1912), savant, inventor of a method of transmitting words using electricity. He lived at 62, rue d'Arcueil (since named the rue Paul Vaillant-Couturier).
  • Henri Rousseau, called "The Customs Agent", (1844–1910), painter, took his nickname from the fact that his full-time job was as a collector of taxes (the octroi) at the Porte de Vanves in Malakoff.
  • Edmond Lachenal, (1855–1948), potter who opened his first pottery works (from 1880 to 1887) in the city.[1]
  • Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault (1872–1934), was a psychiatrist, an ethnologist, and a photographer. Lived in a beautiful villa in the rue Vincent Moris.
  • Pierre Curie (1859–1906) and Marie Curie (1867–1934) rented a house in the market street (rue du Marché, now called the rue Gabriel-Crié). In a shed on the property, they pursued some of their work with radium (1900 to 1904).
  • Henri Désiré Landru, serial killer, had a small garage on the Châtillon road (now called the avenue Pierre Brossolette) around the time of the First World War.
  • Eugène Christophe (1885–1970), cyclist, winner of the Milan-San Remo race and first wearer of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
  • Roger Legris (1898–1981), stage and film actor.
  • Sanyu (1901–1966), painter, lived from 1928 to 1931 in Malakoff at the foot of Jean-Jacques Rousseau street.
  • Francesca Solleville, singer, lives in Malakoff.
  • Pablo Reinoso, artist and designer, lives in Malakoff.[2]
  • Christian Boltanski, artist, lives and works in Malakoff.
  • Annette Messager, artist, lives and works in Malakoff.
  • Sophie Calle, artist, lives and works in Malakoff.
  • Louis de Grandmaison, painter, lived in Malakoff.
  • Sam Szafran, artist, lives and works in Malakoff

See also


  1. ^ Dictionnaire des noms de lieux de France (name on cover) alias Dictionnaire etymologique des noms de lieux en France (name on front endpaper), by A.Dauzat and Ch.Rostaing, publ. 1963 by Libraire Larousse
  2. ^

External links

  • Official website (in French)
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