Thiais

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Thiais
The church Saint-Leu
The church Saint-Leu
Coat of arms of Thiais
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Thiais
Thiais is located in France
Thiais
Thiais
Paris and inner ring departments
Thiais is located in Île-de-France (region)
Thiais
Thiais
Thiais (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°45′54″N 2°23′32″E / 48.765°N 2.3923°E / 48.765; 2.3923Coordinates: 48°45′54″N 2°23′32″E / 48.765°N 2.3923°E / 48.765; 2.3923
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementL'Haÿ-les-Roses
CantonThiais
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • MayorRichard Dell'Agnola
Area
1
6.43 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
29,295
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Thiais (French pronunciation: ​[tjɛ]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 10.3 km (6.4 mi) from the center of Paris.[2]

The name Thiais comes from Medieval Latin Theodasium or Theodaxium, meaning "estate of Theodasius", a Gallo-Roman landowner.

The Austrian writer Joseph Roth, exiled due to his opposition to the Nazi regime, lived at Thiais at the end of the 1930s and is buried at the local cemetery. The tomb of Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin is also there. Expatriate American journalist and novelist William Gardner Smith died there in 1974.[3]

Transport[edit]

Thiais is served by Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly station on Paris RER line C. It is also served by Choisy-le-Roi station on Paris RER line C. This station, although administratively located on the territory of Choisy-le-Roi, lies closer to the town center of Thiais than Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d'Orly station does, and is thus used by people in Thiais.

Education[edit]

The commune has:

Monuments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Official website (in French) (requires Flash)
  3. ^ Jackson, Jacquelyn. "William Gardner Smith" from Dictionary of Literary Biography. Thomson Gale, Thomson Corporation ©2005-2006.
  4. ^ "Ecoles maternelles." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ecoles elementaires." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Collèges." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lycée." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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