The Place du Martroi, in Pithiviers
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Philippe Pintaux|
|6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||97–130 m (318–427 ft) |
(avg. 120 m or 390 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Pithiviers (French pronunciation: [pitivje] (listen)) is a commune (municipality) in the Loiret department in north-central France. It is twinned with Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, England and Burglengenfeld in Bavaria, Germany.
Its attractions include a cinema, a theatre and a preserved steam railway. 
The pithivier, a kind of pie, is said to originate here.
- Helvise of Pithiviers (965/970-1025), related to the Counts of Blois family, she built the castle of Pithivers.
- Michel Odent French obstetrician, surgeon & childbirth specialist. World renowned for his work at Pithiviers Hospital & Midwifery (1962-1985) as well as his many publications supporting natural birth. Birth Reborn-1984
- Steve Marlet footballer with CM Aubervilliers. He was born here in 1974.
- Marie Ndiaye novelist and playwright who was born here in 1967.
- Siméon Poisson mathematician born here in 1781 and died in 1840.
- Louis Lebègue Duportail French military leader during the American Revolutionary War, born here in 1743.
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