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Banlieue

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Simba La Rue - Banlieue (feat. Baby Gang & Philip)

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What is the "banlieue"?

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BANLIEUE

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Banlieue

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Sami feat. Distrct - Banlieue ( Official Video )

In France, a banlieue is a suburb of a large city. Banlieues are divided into autonomous administrative entities and do not constitute part of the city proper. For instance, 80% of the inhabitants of the Paris metropolitan area live outside the city of Paris. Like the city centre, suburbs may be rich, middle-class or poor—Versailles, Le Vésinet, Maisons-Laffitte and Neuilly-sur-Seine are affluent banlieues of Paris, while Clichy-sous-Bois, Bondy and Corbeil-Essonnes are less so. However, since the 1970s, banlieues has taken on an additional meaning in French of France, becoming a popular word for low-income housing projects (HLMs) in which mainly immigrants and French of foreign descent reside, in what are often called poverty traps.
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