Dammarie-lès-Lys

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Dammarie-lès-Lys
Dammarie-lès-Lys is located in France
Dammarie-lès-Lys
Dammarie-lès-Lys
Coordinates: 48°31′04″N 2°38′25″E / 48.5177°N 2.6402°E / 48.5177; 2.6402Coordinates: 48°31′04″N 2°38′25″E / 48.5177°N 2.6402°E / 48.5177; 2.6402
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Melun
Canton Perthes
Intercommunality Melun-Val de Seine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Mignon
Area
 • Land1 10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 21,081
 • Population2 density 2,100/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77152 / 77190
Elevation 37–93 m (121–305 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.

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 mi) from the center of Paris.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Inhabitants of Dammarie-lès-Lys are called Dammariens.

Transport[edit]

Dammarie-lès-Lys is served by Vosves station on the Transilien Paris – Lyon suburban rail line [T]({{[1]}}). It is also served by Melun station, which is an interchange between Paris RER line (D), Transilien ({{[1]}}), and several national rail lines. This station is located at the border between the communities of Dammarie-lès-Lys and Melun, on the Melun side of the border.

Cultural heritage[edit]

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.

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Twin towns[edit]

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