|Canton||Colombes-1 and 2|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Patrick Chaimovitch|
|7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||23–44 m (75–144 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Colombes (French pronunciation: [kɔlɔ̃b] ( listen )) is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.6 km (6.6 mi) from the centre of Paris. In 2019, Colombes was the 53rd largest city in France.
The name Colombes comes from Latin columna (Old French colombe), meaning "column". This is interpreted as referring either to a megalithic column used in ancient times by a druidic cult which stood in Colombes until its destruction during the French Revolution, or to the columns of an atrium in a ruined Gallo-Roman villa that also stood in Colombes.
On 13 March 1896, 17% of the territory of Colombes was detached and became the commune of Bois-Colombes (literally "Colombes Woods"). On 2 May 1910, 19% of the (reduced) territory of Colombes was detached and became the commune of La Garenne-Colombes. Thus, the commune of Colombes is now only two-thirds the size of its territory before 1896. The population data in the table and graph below refer to the commune of Colombes proper, in its geography at the given years.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
The city is divided into two cantons:
Colombes is served by four stations on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line at Colombes, Le Stade, La Garenne-Colombes and Gare Les Vallées.
The commune has 21 preschools and 19 elementary schools.
The stadium was built in 1907. Officially named the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, the Olympic Stadium of Colombes was the site of the opening ceremony and several events of the 1924 Summer Olympics. The arena's capacity was increased to 60,000 for the 1938 World Cup. The stadium lost its importance after the restoration in 1972 of Paris' 49,000-seat Parc des Princes. In the 1990s, three of the four grandstands were torn down due to decay and the stadium's capacity was down to 7,000; later renovations have brought the current capacity to 14,000.
Through November 2017, it had been home to the Racing 92 rugby club, currently playing in France's Top 14, but Racing has since moved to the new U Arena in Nanterre. The RCF Paris football club, which plays in the fourth division, remains at Yves-du-Manoir. The stadium will be the field hockey venue at the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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The 1971 Coupe de France Final was an association football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on 20 June 1971. Stade Rennais defeated Olympique Lyonnais 1–0, thanks to a goal by André Guy.
The 1961 Coupe de France Final was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on May 7, 1961, that saw UA Sedan-Torcy defeat Nîmes Olympique 3–1 thanks to goals by Max Fulgenzi, Claude Brény and Mohamed Salem.
The 1950 Coupe de France Final was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on 14 May 1950, that saw Stade de Reims defeat RC Paris 2–0 thanks to goals by Francis Méano and André Petitfils.
The 1949 Coupe de France Final was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on May 8, 1949, that saw RC Paris defeat Lille OSC 5–2 thanks to goals by Roger Gabet (2), Roger Quenolle and Ernest Vaast.
The 1943 Coupe de France Final was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes and Parc des Princes, Paris on May 9 and May 22, 1943, that saw Olympique de Marseille defeat Girondins ASP 4–0 in the replay thanks to goals by Emmanuel Aznar (2), Georges Dard and Félix Pironti.
The 1930 Coupe de France Final was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on April 27, 1930, that saw FC Sète defeat RC Paris 3–1 thanks to goals by Alexandre Friedmann and Yvan Bek (2).
The 1928 Coupe de France Final was a football match held at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes on May 6, 1928, that saw Red Star Olympique defeat CA Paris 3–1 thanks to goals by Paul Wartel, Brenna Egil Lund and Juste Brouzes.
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