Athis-Mons

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Athis-Mons
An aerial view of Athis-Mons
An aerial view of Athis-Mons
Coat of arms of Athis-Mons
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Athis-Mons
Athis-Mons is located in France
Athis-Mons
Athis-Mons
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Athis-Mons is located in Île-de-France (region)
Athis-Mons
Athis-Mons
Athis-Mons (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°42′27″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7074°N 2.3889°E / 48.7074; 2.3889Coordinates: 48°42′27″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7074°N 2.3889°E / 48.7074; 2.3889
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementPalaiseau
CantonAthis-Mons
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
EPT Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Christine Rodier
Area
1
8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
34,065
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91027 /91200
Elevation32–92 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.

Athis-Mons (French pronunciation: ​[atisˈmɔ̃s]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.5 km (10.3 mi) from the center of Paris.

Inhabitants are called Athégiens.

A small part of Orly International Airport lies on the territory of the commune of Athis-Mons.[2]

History[edit]

Athis-Mons was formed in 1817 by joining two villages, Athis (along the Seine, and formerly known as Athis-sur-Orge[3]) 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.

Geography[edit]

Athis-Mons is located at the confluence of Orge and Seine rivers, and at the southern edge of the international airport of Orly.

Administration[edit]

The canton of Athis-Mons has 2 communes (the other is Paray-Vieille-Poste) and 36,615 inhabitants. Athis-Mons is a twin town of Ballina in Ireland.

Transport[edit]

Athis-Mons is served by Athis-Mons station on Paris RER line C.

Education[edit]

The commune has nine preschools (écoles maternelles) and eight elementary schools (écoles élémentaires).[4]

There is a private Catholic school, Groupe scolaire Saint-Charles d'Athis-Mons [fr].

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Plans, cartes et vue aérienne." Athis-Mons. Retrieved on 6 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Athis-Mons - History, Geography, & Points of Interest". britannica.com. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Les écoles athégiennes." Athis-Mons. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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