Athis-Mons

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Athis-Mons
Athis-Mons - Vue aerienne 01.jpg
Coat of arms of Athis-Mons
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°42′27″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7074°N 2.3889°E / 48.7074; 2.3889Coordinates: 48°42′27″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7074°N 2.3889°E / 48.7074; 2.3889
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Athis-Mons
Intercommunality Portes de l'Essonne
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Garcia
Area
 • Land1 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (20056)
 • Population2 30,858
 • Population2 density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91027 / 91200
Elevation 32–92 m (105–302 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Athis-Mons (French pronunciation: ​[atisˈmɔ̃s]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.5 km (10.3 mi) 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]

History[edit]

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.

A significant portion (approximately 80%) of Athis-Mons was destroyed during the Allied bombing raid of 18 April 1944. Approximately 300 people died and 4,000 people were left homeless. Athis-Mons had to be entirely rebuilt after the war.

Geography[edit]

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

Administration[edit]

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[edit]

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

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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