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Les Lilas is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 5.7 km (3.5 mi) from the centre of Paris.

Les Lilas
Les Lilas town hall
Les Lilas town hall
Coat of arms of Les Lilas
Coat of arms
Paris and inner ring departments
Paris and inner ring departments
Location of Les Lilas
Les Lilas is located in France
Les Lilas
Les Lilas
Paris and inner ring departments
Les Lilas is located in Île-de-France (region)
Les Lilas
Les Lilas
Les Lilas (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°53′N 2°25′E / 48.88°N 2.42°E / 48.88; 2.42Coordinates: 48°53′N 2°25′E / 48.88°N 2.42°E / 48.88; 2.42
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentSeine-Saint-Denis
ArrondissementBobigny
CantonBagnolet
IntercommunalityGrand Paris
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Daniel Guiraud
Area
1
1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
23,119
 • Density18,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
93045 /93260
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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HistoryEdit

The commune of Les Lilas (literally "the lilacs") was created on 24 July 1867 by detaching a part of the territory of Romainville and merging it with a part of the territory of Pantin and a part of the territory of Bagnolet.

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Les Lilas are blazoned :
Or fretty vert, semy (in the spaces) of lilacs proper.

motto : J'étais fleur, je suis cité (Once a flower, now a city)



TransportEdit

Les Lilas is served by Mairie des Lilas station on Paris Métro Line 11.

Notable residentsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

Les Lilas is known for the hit 1958 song by Serge Gainsbourg, "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas", about a ticket puncher at the Porte des Lilas Métro station. This Métro station is actually in Paris, one stop away from the Mairie des Lilas Métro station which is in Les Lilas.

EducationEdit

Primary schools:[2]

  • Three public preschool-elementary schools (Calmette, des Bruyères, and Julie-Daubié)
  • Three public preschools (Courcoux, Victor-Hugo and Romain-Rolland)
  • Four public elementary only schools (Paul-Langevin, Romain-Rolland, Ecole Waldeck-Rousseau, Ecole Victor-Hugo)
  • One private elementary school (Ecole Notre-Dame)

Public secondary schools:

There is also a public library, Bibliothèque André-Malraux.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Annuaire." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Collège Marie-Curie." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lycée polyvalent Paul-Robert." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Bibliothèque André-Malraux." Les Lilas. Retrieved on September 9, 2016.

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