Pithiviers

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For the pastry, see Pithivier
Pithiviers
Pithiviers place du Martroi 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Pithiviers
Coat of arms
Pithiviers is located in France
Pithiviers
Pithiviers
Coordinates: 48°10′21″N 2°15′09″E / 48.1725°N 2.2525°E / 48.1725; 2.2525Coordinates: 48°10′21″N 2°15′09″E / 48.1725°N 2.2525°E / 48.1725; 2.2525
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Pithiviers
Canton Pithiviers
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Pintaux
Area1
 • Land 6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population (1999)2
 • Population 9,242
 • Density 1,331.7/km2 (3,449/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45252 / 45300
Elevation 97–130 m (318–427 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.

Pithiviers is a commune (municipality) in the Loiret department in north-central France. It is twinned with Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, England.

During World War II, Pithiviers was the location of the infamous Pithiviers internment camp.

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