Thiais

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Thiais
The church Saint-Leu
The church Saint-Leu
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°45′54″N 2°23′32″E / 48.765°N 2.3923°E / 48.765; 2.3923Coordinates: 48°45′54″N 2°23′32″E / 48.765°N 2.3923°E / 48.765; 2.3923
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Val-de-Marne
Arrondissement L'Haÿ-les-Roses
Area
 • Land1 6.43 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 29,709
 • Population2 density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 94073

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.

Thiais is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.3 km (6.4 mi) from the center of Paris.[1]

The name Thiais comes from Medieval Latin Theodasium or Theodaxium, meaning "estate of Theodasius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

The Austrian writer Joseph Roth, exiled due to his opposition to the Nazi regime, lived at Thiais at the end of the 1930s and is buried at the local cemetery. The tomb of Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin is also there. Expatriate American journalist and novelist William Gardner Smith died there in 1974.[2]

Transport[edit]

Thiais is served by Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly station on Paris RER line C. It is also served by Choisy-le-Roi station on Paris RER line C. This station, although administratively located on the territory of Choisy-le-Roi, lies closer to the town center of Thiais than Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly station does, and is thus used by people in Thiais.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website (French) (requires Flash)
  2. ^ Jackson, Jacquelyn. "William Gardner Smith" from Dictionary of Literary Biography. Thomson Gale, Thomson Corporation ©2005-2006.