Mitry-Mory

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Mitry-Mory
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°59′00″N 2°37′00″E / 48.9833°N 2.6167°E / 48.9833; 2.6167Coordinates: 48°59′00″N 2°37′00″E / 48.9833°N 2.6167°E / 48.9833; 2.6167
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-et-Marne
Arrondissement Meaux
Canton Mitry-Mory
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Corinne Dupont
Area1 29.95 km2 (11.56 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 18,029
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 77294 / 77290
Elevation 53–106 m (174–348 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.

Mitry-Mory is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris 24.4 km (15.2 mi) from the center just off the N2 national highway.

About one-sixth of Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) (essentially runways and taxiways) lies on the territory of the commune of Mitry-Mory—mostly at the end of the runway. The construction of CDG caused the closure of the prewar Mitry-Mory airfield in the late 1960s. From the air, the most prominent feature,aside from farmland, is the Great circle (or round- about) of Rue de la Garenne, a feature which forms a wagon wheel like structure with spokes forming a cross in which a crucifix building is surrounded by another inter-circle round-about. It is also a major railroad centre. Another very prominent feature is a huge parking lot for such a small commune.

Many of the streets and roads are named for famous people: Mozart, Guy-Lussac, Léon Foucault, Berlioz, Picasso, Gauguin among others — some of whom actually visited there.

Mitry-Mory is very convenient to Paris and a less expensive place to live for those who work in Paris but prefer the commute by train or road.

Twin towns[edit]

It is twinned with the English town of Prudhoe in Northumberland.

History[edit]

The commune of Mitry-Mory was created in 1839 by the merger of the commune of Mitry with the commune of Mory. The commune town hall (mairie) is located in Mitry. The Commune Church contains a very important Pipe Organ which survived the French Revolution and was used by Gene Bedient as a model in his studies of French Organs to build similar ones in the United States.

Demographics[edit]

Inhabitants are called Mitryens.

Transportation[edit]

Mitry-Mory is served by Villeparisis – Mitry-le-Neuf station on Paris RER line (B). It is also served by Mitry – Claye station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line B and on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. The Commune is an important rail center.

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