The town Hall of Mitry-Mory
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
|Intercommunality||CA Roissy Pays de France|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Corinne Dupont|
|Area1||29.95 km2 (11.56 sq mi)|
|• Density||640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||77294 /77290|
|Elevation||53–106 m (174–348 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.
Mitry-Mory is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris 24.4 km (15.2 mi) from the center just off the N2 national highway.
About one-sixth of Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (essentially runways and taxiways) lies on the territory of the commune of Mitry-Mory—mostly at the end of the runway. The construction of CDG caused the closure of the prewar Mitry-Mory airfield in the late 1960s. From the air, the most prominent feature, aside from farmland, is the Great circle (or round-about) of Rue de la Garenne, a feature which forms a wagon wheel like structure with spokes forming a cross in which a crucifix building is surrounded by another inter-circle round-about. It is also a major railroad centre. Another very prominent feature is a huge parking lot for such a small commune.
Many of the streets and roads are named for famous people: Mozart, Guy-Lussac, Léon Foucault, Berlioz, Picasso, Gauguin among others — some of whom actually visited there.
Mitry-Mory is very convenient to Paris and a less expensive place to live for those who work in Paris but prefer the commute by train or road.
The commune of Mitry-Mory was created in 1839 by the merger of the commune of Mitry with the commune of Mory. The commune town hall (mairie) is located in Mitry. The Commune Church contains a very important Pipe Organ which survived the French Revolution and was used by Gene Bedient as a model in his studies of French Organs to build similar ones in the United States.
Inhabitants are called Mitryens.
The Commune shares an RER station with the neighboring commune of Villeparisis on the RER B line with the Villeparisis – Mitry-le-Neuf station. It is also served by Mitry – Claye station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line B and on the Transilien Paris – Nord suburban rail line. The Commune is an important rail center.
Schools in the commune include:
- Preschools (écoles maternelles)
- Primary schools:
- Acacias: Guy Môquet and Vincent van Gogh
- Bourg: François Couperin and Jean-Moulin
- Mitry-le-Neuf: Irène et Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Henri Barbusse, and Noël Fraboulet
- Junior high schools: Collège Paul Langevin in Mory/Acacias and Collège Erik Satie in Mitry-le-Neuf
- Lycée Honoré de Balzac in Mory/Acacias, a senior high school/sixth-form college
- "L’école." Mitry-Mory. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mitry-Mory.|
- Official website (in French)
- 1999 Land Use, from IAURIF (Institute for Urban Planning and Development of the Paris-Île-de-France région) (in English)
- French Ministry of Culture list for Mitry-Mory (in French)
- Map of Mitry-Mory on Michelin (in English)