ivry-sur-seine

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ivry-sur-seine

industrial suburb southeast of Paris, in Val-de-Marne departement, Paris region, France. It is bounded on the northwest by the city limits of Paris and on the northeast by the Seine River, and it is served by the Paris subway. Its port on the Seine makes it an entrepot for foodstuffs, fuel, and timber. A hospital for incurable diseases was moved there in 1870 from Paris. During the occupation of Paris in World War II, 860 French patriots were shot by the Germans and are buried at Ivry cemetery. The suburb's manufacturing industries include electrical and nonelectrical machinery, food processing, chemicals, and wood and paper. Pop. (1999) 50,972; (2005 est.) 55,900

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