Lisses (French pronunciation: ​[lis]) is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Lisses
The town hall in Lisses
The town hall in Lisses
Location of Lisses
Lisses is located in France
Lisses
Lisses
Lisses is located in Île-de-France (region)
Lisses
Lisses
Coordinates: 48°35′53″N 2°25′28″E / 48.5981°N 2.4244°E / 48.5981; 2.4244Coordinates: 48°35′53″N 2°25′28″E / 48.5981°N 2.4244°E / 48.5981; 2.4244
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentEssonne
ArrondissementÉvry
CantonCorbeil-Essonnes
IntercommunalityCA Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Lafon
Area
1
10.40 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
7,445
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91340 /91090
Elevation38–89 m (125–292 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

One of the main landmarks of the town is the Dame du Lac, a man-made architectural climbing structure in the Parc du Lac (Park of the Lake), which is commonly used to practice parkour on, but is currently closed to the public, due to individuals injured while climbing the landmark.[2][unreliable source?][needs update]

Origin of the city nameEdit

The name origin of this commune is not well known. One hypothesis is that Lisses is coming from the Latin Licia villa, as the initial village developed around the Lisses estate. Another hypothesis is that Lisses has German origins: Listja, meaning barrier. This commune was created in 1793 under its current name.

Twin cityEdit

Lisses is partnered with Aue-Fallstein in Germany.

EducationEdit

The commune has three primary school groups (combined preschool and elementary school), Frédéric Mistral, Jean-Baptiste Corot, and Joachim du Bellay; as well as one junior high school, Collège Rosa Luxemburg.[3]

Lisses in art and cultureEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Trip to Lisses 2007". Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ "Les établissements scolaires." Lisses. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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