Les Lilas

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Les Lilas
Les Lilas town hall
Les Lilas town hall
Coat of arms of Les Lilas
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Les Lilas
Les Lilas is located in France
Les Lilas
Les Lilas
Les Lilas is located in Île-de-France (region)
Les Lilas
Les Lilas
Coordinates: 48°53′N 2°25′E / 48.88°N 2.42°E / 48.88; 2.42Coordinates: 48°53′N 2°25′E / 48.88°N 2.42°E / 48.88; 2.42
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-Saint-Denis
ArrondissementBobigny
CantonBagnolet
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Lionel Benharous[1]
Area
1
1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
23,447
 • Density19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93045 /93260
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Lilas (French pronunciation: [le lila] (listen)) is a commune in the northern-eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.7 km (3.5 mi) from the centre of Paris.

History[edit]

The commune of Les Lilas (literally "the lilacs") was created on 24 July 1867 by detaching a part of the territory of Romainville and merging it with a part of the territory of Pantin and a part of the territory of Bagnolet.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Les Lilas
The arms of Les Lilas are blazoned :
Or fretty vert, semy (in the spaces) of lilacs proper.

motto : J'étais fleur, je suis cité (Once a flower, now a city)



Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1872 3,699—    
1876 4,411+4.50%
1881 5,690+5.22%
1886 5,887+0.68%
1891 6,417+1.74%
1896 7,438+3.00%
1901 8,925+3.71%
1906 10,470+3.24%
1911 11,654+2.17%
1921 14,599+2.28%
1926 18,109+4.40%
1931 19,500+1.49%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1936 19,467−0.03%
1946 17,685−0.96%
1954 18,590+0.63%
1962 17,721−0.60%
1968 15,817−1.88%
1975 20,054+3.45%
1982 20,354+0.21%
1990 20,118−0.15%
1999 20,226+0.06%
2007 22,324+1.24%
2012 22,920+0.53%
2017 23,045+0.11%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Transport[edit]

Les Lilas is served by Mairie des Lilas station on Paris Métro Line 11.

Notable residents[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Les Lilas is known for the hit 1958 song by Serge Gainsbourg, "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas", about a ticket puncher at the Porte des Lilas Métro station. This Métro station is actually in Paris, one stop away from the Mairie des Lilas Métro station which is in Les Lilas.

Education[edit]

Primary schools:[5]

  • Three public preschool-elementary schools (Calmette, des Bruyères, and Julie-Daubié)
  • Three public preschools (Courcoux, Victor-Hugo and Romain-Rolland)
  • Four public elementary only schools (Paul-Langevin, Romain-Rolland, Ecole Waldeck-Rousseau, Ecole Victor-Hugo)
  • One private elementary school (Ecole Notre-Dame)

Public secondary schools:

There is also a public library, Bibliothèque André-Malraux.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Les Lilas, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "Annuaire." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Collège Marie-Curie." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lycée polyvalent Paul-Robert." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bibliothèque André-Malraux." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.

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