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Coordinates: 48°30′58″N 2°38′7″E / 48.51611°N 2.63528°E / 48.51611; 2.63528

Commune of Dammarie-lès-Lys

Location
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Map highlighting the commune of
Coordinates 48°30′58″N 2°38′7″E / 48.51611°N 2.63528°E / 48.51611; 2.63528
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Perthes
Intercommunality Melun-Val de Seine
Mayor Jean-Claude Mignon
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 37–93 m (120–310 ft)
Land area1 10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population2 21,081  (2006)
 - Density 2,059 /km2 (5,330 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 77152/ 77190
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.

Dammarie-lès-Lys (officially Dammarie-les-Lys) is a commune in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region 43.3 km (26.9 miles) from the center of Paris.

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History

During the French Revolution, Dammarie-lès-Lys (meaning "Dammarie near the [Royal Abbaye of] Lys") was temporarily renamed Dammarie-les-Fontaines (meaning "Dammarie the fountains") due to the royal symbolism of the fleurs de lis and the religious connotation of the name.

Demographics

Inhabitants of Dammarie-lès-Lys are called Dammariens.

Transport

Dammarie-lès-Lys is served by Vosves station on the Transilien Paris – Lyon suburban rail line.

It is also served by Melun station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line Paris rer D jms.svg, on the Transilien Paris – Lyon suburban rail line, and on several national rail lines. This station is located at the border between the commune of Dammarie-lès-Lys and the commune of Melun, on the Melun side of the border.

Cultural heritage

Dammarie features the ruins of a typical Cistercian architecture abbey from the thirteenth century. It was destroyed during the Hundred Years War, rebuilt, and partly destroyed again during the French Revolution. This monument has been labeled Monument historique.

The Vives-Eaux Castle, situated in the South of the town, lodges the Star Academy France show.

See also

Twin towns

References

External links

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