Le Bourget is the commune of Seine department St. Denis that is located in Bobigny district. This place is approximately 10.6 kilometers away from Paris, or it’s better to say that Le Bourget is located in the north-eastern suburb of Paris. The square of the commune is 2.08 sq. km. and the population of this settlement estimates 12 110 people (the data for 1999).
The internationally famous airport Le Bourget has been named to honor this commune. Today this is the location of one of the largest museums devoted to cosmonautics and aviation in the world. The collection of the museum contains approximately 20 thousands of exhibits including over 180 flying machines that picture the development of aviation and its history. Here you can find information about the history of flights in the chronological order, starting from the myth about the Daedalus and Icarus, and the description of works of Leonardo da Vinci, to first devices that have actually helped people to fly high to heaven (balloons, dirigibles, gliders).
The aerospace exhibition is one of the most famous events that are conducted in Le Bourget. Each two years the territory of the city of just 310,000 sq. m. gathers over two thousands of large manufacturers, providers, and buyers who come to Le Bourget from over 60 countries in the world. The exhibition is visited by over 300 thousands of visitors. Approximately 40% of them are professionals. In 2009 Le Bourget exhibition celebrated its 100th anniversary.
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