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Not to be confused with Staines in Surrey, England. For other uses of Stains, see Stain (disambiguation).
Landscaping in Stains
Landscaping in Stains
Coat of arms of Stains
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Coordinates: 48°57′00″N 2°23′00″E / 48.9500°N 2.3833°E / 48.9500; 2.3833Coordinates: 48°57′00″N 2°23′00″E / 48.9500°N 2.3833°E / 48.9500; 2.3833
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Seine-Saint-Denis
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Stains
Intercommunality Plaine Commune
 • Mayor Michel Beaumale
Area1 5.39 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 33,951
 • Density 6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 93072 / 93240

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.

Stains is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.6 km (7.2 mi) from the center of Paris.


Arms of Stains
The arms of Stains are blazoned :
Argent, 2 fesses wavy vert, on a chief gules 3 stalks of wheat slipped and leaved Or.
motto: semina metes (sow and you shall reap)


Stains is served by Pierrefitte – Stains station on Paris RER line D. This station is located at the border between the commune of Stains and the commune of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, on the Pierrefitte-sur-Seine side of the border.

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