Taverny

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Taverny
The church of Our Lady, in Taverny
The church of Our Lady, in Taverny
Coat of arms of Taverny
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
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Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-d'Oise
Arrondissement Pontoise
Canton Taverny
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Florence Portelli (UMP)
Area1 10.48 km2 (4.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,496
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 95607 / 95150
Elevation 55–188 m (180–617 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.

Taverny is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 21.2 km (13.2 mi) from the center of Paris.

Inhabitants are called Tabernacians.

History

In 1806 the commune of Taverny merged with the neighboring commune of Saint-Leu, resulting in the creation of the commune of Saint-Leu-Taverny.

In 1821 the commune of Saint-Leu-Taverny was demerged. Thus, Taverny and Saint-Leu were both restored as separate communes.

On 30 March 1922, a part of the territory of Taverny was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Montigny-lès-Cormeilles and a part of the territory of Pierrelaye to create the commune of Beauchamp.

Transport

Taverny is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line: Vaucelles and Taverny.

Air force base 921

Air force base 921 which hosts the commanders of the French airborne nuclear dissuasion force is situated in former quarries under the Montmorency forest in the commune of Taverny.

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