Paris and inner ring departments
|• Mayor||Daniel Guiraud|
|• Land1||1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||93045 / 93260|
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.
The commune of Les Lilas (literally "the lilacs") was created on 24 July 1867 by detaching a part of the territory of Romainville and merging it with a part of the territory of Pantin and a part of the territory of Bagnolet.
The arms of Les Lilas are blazoned :
motto : J'étais fleur, je suis cité (Once a flower, now a city)
- It is the home of the exiled royal family of Montenegro.
- It is the birthplace of French actress Maïwenn Le Besco.
- Blanstel Koussalouka, footballer
In popular culture
Les Lilas is known for the hit 1958 song by Serge Gainsbourg, "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas", about a ticket puncher at the Porte des Lilas Métro station. This Métro station is actually in Paris, one stop away from the Mairie des Lilas Métro station which is in Les Lilas.
- Official website (French)
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