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town, suburb of Paris, in Hauts-de-Seine departement, Ile-de-France region, north-central France. It is bounded to the northeast by the city limits of Paris. The town's manufacturing industries include electrical equipment, chemicals, and printing and publishing, but in general industry has declined in Issy. On the other hand, the local information technology and telecommunications sector underwent massive growth in the early 21st century. Indeed, Issy enjoys a reputation as one of France's most technologically advanced communities. Issy-les-Moulineaux's airport (on land actually belonging to the city of Paris) was established in 1907 and now functions as a heliport. The town is linked to central Paris by the regional express railway. It was at Issy that Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet and other churchmen gathered (1694-95) in an unsuccessful attempt to settle the doctrine of quietism (perfection in passivity of the soul). Pop. (1999) 52,647; (2005 est.) 63,000.

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