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Coordinates: 48°42′26″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7073533°N 2.3889363°E / 48.7073533; 2.3889363

Commune of Athis-Mons

Athis-Mons - Vue aerienne 01.jpg
Location
Athis-Mons map.png
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Athis-Mons
Intercommunality Portes de l'Essonne
Mayor François Garcia
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 32–92 m (105–302 ft)
(avg. 81 m/266 ft)
Land area1 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population2 30,858  (20056)
 - Density 3,605 /km2 (9,340 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 91027/ 91200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Athis-Mons is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.5 km (10.3 mi). (10.2 miles) from the center of Paris.

Inhabitants are called Athégiens.

A small part of Orly International Airport lies on the territory of the commune of Athis-Mons.[1]

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History

Athis-Mons was formed in 1817 by joining two villages, Athis (along the Seine) and Mons (on the adjacent plateau). Nowadays the lower area of the commune is commonly called Athis-Val.

Geography

Athis-Mons is located at the confluence of Orge and Seine rivers, and at the southern edge of the international airport of Orly.

Administration

The canton of Athis-Mons has 2 communes (the other is Paray-Vieille-Poste) and 36,615 inhabitants. Athis-Mons is a twin town of Ballina in Ireland.

Transport

Athis-Mons is served by Athis-Mons station on Paris RER line C.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Plans, cartes et vue aérienne." Athis-Mons. Retrieved on 6 October 2009.

External links

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