Stains, Seine-Saint-Denis

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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 Saint-Denis-2
Intercommunality Grand Paris
 • Mayor Azzédine Taïbi
Area1 5.39 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 33,951
 • Density 6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.


Schools in Stains:[1]

  • 11 public preschools/nursery schools (maternelles)
  • 13 public elementary schools
  • 3 public junior high schools: Barbara, Joliot Curie, and Pablo Neruda
  • 1 public senior high school/sixth-form college: Lycée polyvalent Maurice Utrillo
  • 1 private junior high school: Collège privé Sainte-Marie

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Stains is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Les établissements scolaires." Stains, Seine-Saint-Denis. Retrieved on September 8, 2016.

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