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Arcueil

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Arcueil is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.3km from the center of Paris.NameThe name Arcueil was recorded for the first time in 1119 as Arcoloï, and later in the 12th century as Arcoïalum, meaning "place of the arches", in reference to the Roman aqueduct carrying water to the Roman city of Lutetia . Still standing, the arches of the Roman aqueduct are still visible since the Middle Ages, crossing the Bièvre River valley near Arcueil.HistoryThe commune of Arcueil was officially renamed Arcueil-Cachan in 1894, after the hamlet of Cachan located within the commune. On 26 December 1922, Cachan seceded from the commune of Arcueil-Cachan and became a commune in its own right. The reduced commune of Arcueil-Cachan was renamed simply Arcueil.EconomyOrange France, a subsidiary of France Télécom, has its headquarters in Arcueil.TransportArcueil is served by two stations on Paris RER line B: Laplace and Arcueil - Cachan.EducationPrimary schools: Five preschools: Henri Barbusse, Danielle Casanova, Jules Ferry, Olympe de Gouges, and Pauline Kergomard Five elementary schools: Henri Barbusse, Jules Ferry, Olympe de Gouges, Aimé Césaire, and Jean Macé There is one junior high school, Collège Dulcie September.
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