Place:Issy-les-Moulineaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France

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NameIssy-les-Moulineaux
Alt namesIssysource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998); Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 554
Issy-les-Moulineausource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
TypeCommune
Coordinates48.817°N 2.267°E
Located inHauts-de-Seine, France
Also located inSeine, Île-de-France, France    
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Issy-les-Moulineaux is a commune in the southwestern suburban area of Paris, France, lying on the Seine's bank. It is one of Paris entrances and is located from Notre-Dame Church, which is considered Kilometre Zero of France. On 1 January 2003, Issy-les-Moulineaux became part of the Communauté d'agglomération Arc de Seine along with the other communes of Chaville, Meudon, Vanves and Ville-d'Avray.

Issy-les-Moulineaux has successfully moved its economy from an old manufacturing base to high value-added service sectors and is at the heart of the Val de Seine business district, the largest cluster of telecommunication and media businesses in France hosting the headquarters of most major French TV networks.

History

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On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighboring communes. On that occasion, about a third of the commune of Issy-les-Moulineaux was annexed to Paris, and forms now the neighborhood of Javel, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.

It hosted the beginning of the 1911 Paris to Madrid air race and its disaster, which killed the French Minster of War, and it hosted the trap shooting events for the 1924 Summer Olympics.

The firm of Appareils d'Aviation Les Freres Voisin, the world's first commercial airplane factory (1908) which was initially located in Boulogne-Billancourt, transformed itself into a luxury automobile manufacturing company named Avions Voisin in 1920. Most of Voisin's manufacturing facilities were then relocated in neighboring Issy-les-Moulineaux. Avions Voisin closed its doors in 1940. Issy-les-Moulineaux is an inhabited place.

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