Joinville-le-Pont is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the southeastern suburbs of Paris
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, France
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. It is located 9.4 km (5.8 mi) from the center of Paris
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The commune was created in 1791 under the name La Branche-du-Pont-de-Saint-Maur (literally "The Branch of Saint-Maur's Bridge") by detaching its territory from the commune of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.7 km. from the center of Paris.-The abbey:...

. The commune was renamed Joinville-le-Pont (literally "Joinville the Bridge") on 29 August 1831. Under Louis-Philippe of France
Louis-Philippe of France
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, the Redoute de Gravelle
Redoute de Gravelle
The redoute de Gravelle is a fort in Joinville-le-Pont, situated to the south-east of Vincennes in Paris. Built under Louis-Philippe, from 1968 it housed the École nationale de police de Paris , before becoming an illegal immigrants detention centre...

 was built in the commune.

In 1929, the commune of Joinville-le-Pont lost more than a third of its territory when the city of Paris annexed the Bois de Vincennes
Bois de Vincennes
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, a part of which belonged to Joinville-le-Pont.


Joinville-le-Pont is served by Joinville-le-Pont
Joinville-le-Pont (Paris RER)
Joinville-le-Pont is a railway station in the French commune of Joinville-le-Pont, Val-de-Marne, a southeastern suburb of France.-History:Joinville-le-Pont station opened in its current form on 14 December 1969 as part of the initial segment of the RER network with service between Nation in...

 station on Paris RER line A
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