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Clichy-sous-Bois (; formerly Clichy-en-Aulnois) is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. The vast majority of its population is made up of Muslims of African heritage . It is located from the center of Paris.


The commune has an area of with of woods. The woods are remnants of the Bondy forest (Forêt Départementale de Bondy, Parc de la Fosse Maussoin, Parc de la Mairie).


The name of Clichy-sous-Bois comes from Roman Cleppius, seventh century Clippiacum superius, twelfth century Clichiacum.

Flint tools from the Neolithic have been found here.Clichy en Aulnois belonged to the lords of Livry in the early Middle Ages.Subject to the Knights Templar in the 13th century, Clichy subsequently passed into possession of the Knights Hospitaller order. Up to the 16th century, it was a hunting resort of the French kings. In the 18th century, it belonged to the Duc d'Orléans. In 1820, the village had about 150 inhabitants.

On 20 May 1869, a part of the territory of Clichy-sous-Bois was detached and merged with a part of the territory of Livry-Gargan and a small part of the territory of Gagny to create the commune of Le Raincy.

In 1870, Clichy was affected by the Franco-Prussian war.

In 1912, a population of 1,434 was counted.

Urbanization of the commune began in 1955.


Crime and civil unrest

Clichy-sous-Bois has a high unemployment rate compared (about 20% and 40% of the people under 25 years old (source : INSEE). The incidence of violent...
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