An aerial view of Athis-Mons
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||Portes de l'Essonne|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Christine Rodier|
|Area1||8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||91027 / 91200|
|Elevation||32–92 m (105–302 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 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.
Inhabitants are called Athégiens.
Athis-Mons was formed in 1817 by joining two villages, Athis (along the Seine, and formerly known as Athis-sur-Orge) and Mons (on the adjacent plateau). Nowadays the lower area of the commune is commonly called Athis-Val.
A significant portion (approximately 80%) of Athis-Mons was destroyed during the Allied bombing raid of 18 April 1944. Approximately 300 people died and 4,000 people were left homeless. Athis-Mons had to be entirely rebuilt after the war.
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