Les Lilas

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Les Lilas
Les Lilas town hall
Les Lilas town hall
Coat of arms of Les Lilas
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
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
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Bobigny
Canton Les Lilas
 • Mayor Daniel Guiraud
Area1 1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 22,479
 • Density 18,000/km2 (46,000/sq mi)
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Les Lilas is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.7 km (3.5 mi) from the centre of Paris.


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.


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)


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

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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.

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