A twin city agreement was signed 23/03/88 by Mayor Yoel Elroy
Sarcelles is a suburban city located 15 km from the French capital, Paris. The city is divided into two parts: the old part is called "The Village" in the center of which is a church, and is separate from the rest of the city. The city's population if 58,000 people. During the 18th and 19th centuries Sarcelles relied on vegetable crops and grape vines. After World War II the city experienced growth through immigration, offering both a traditional atmosphere and financial centers.
During the 50s construction began for the new city, which is separated from the other parts of the city, featuring houses and 4 story apartment buildings. The neighborhoods are connected via a park with sports facilities.
The city population is relatively young with 34.9% under 20 years old and 42.2% under 25 years old. Only 13.6% were over 60.
The City of Netanya, much like its twin city, is relatively young compared to other pioneer cities such Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa or Rishon Lezion. Netanya's municipal jurisdiction extends of 29,100 dunam. 18 jurisdictions are larger in terms of land. For example, as far as the three larges cities go, Tel Aviv's municipal jurisdiction is 52,000 dunam; Haifa and Rishon Lezion have 60,000 and Jerusalem 126,000 dunam. However, Netanya hosts 200,000 residents.
In 2007 the population density was 6.89 people per dunam. As from the mid 80s there has been a significant increase in population density (in 1983 it was 3.5 people per dunam). The majority of this increase is attributed to Olim from the former USSR, with 2,543 Olim in 1998 and natural growth at 1,254 people.
For the official website for Sarcelles City in France click here
To read about Sarcelles in the Wikipedia in French click here