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Coordinates: 48°45′57″N 2°23′34″E / 48.76583°N 2.39278°E / 48.76583; 2.39278

Commune of Thiais

Location
Thiais map.svg
Paris and inner ring départements
Coordinates 48°45′57″N 2°23′34″E / 48.76583°N 2.39278°E / 48.76583; 2.39278
Administration
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Statistics
Land area1 6.43 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
Population2 28,200  (Jan. 1, 2005 estimate)
 - Density 4,386 /km2 (11,360 /sq mi)
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.

Thiais is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.3 km (6.4 mi). (6.4 miles) from the center of Paris.[1]

The name Thiais comes from Medieval Latin Theodasium or Theodaxium, meaning "estate of Theodasius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

The Austrian writer Joseph Roth, exiled due to his opposition to the Nazi regime, lived at Thiais at the end of the 1930s and is buried at the local cemetery.

Transport

Thiais is served by Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly station on Paris RER line C. It is also served by Choisy-le-Roi station on Paris RER line C. This station, although administratively located on the territory of Choisy-le-Roi, lies closer to the town center of Thiais than Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly station does, and is thus used by people in Thiais.

References

  1. ^ Official website (French) (requires Flash)
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