Pithiviers

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Pithiviers
The Place du Martroi, in Pithiviers
The Place du Martroi, in Pithiviers
Coat of arms of Pithiviers
Coat of arms
Location of Pithiviers
Pithiviers is located in France
Pithiviers
Pithiviers
Pithiviers is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Pithiviers
Pithiviers
Coordinates: 48°10′21″N 2°15′09″E / 48.1725°N 2.2525°E / 48.1725; 2.2525Coordinates: 48°10′21″N 2°15′09″E / 48.1725°N 2.2525°E / 48.1725; 2.2525
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoiret
ArrondissementPithiviers
CantonPithiviers
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Pintaux
Area
1
6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
9,242
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
45252 /45300
Elevation97–130 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Pithiviers (French pronunciation: [pitivje] (About this soundlisten)) 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. [1]

During World War II, Pithiviers was the location of the infamous Pithiviers internment camp.

The pithivier, a kind of pie, is said to originate here.

Personalities[edit]

  • 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pithiviers official website (French)". Town of Pithiviers.