Pithiviers (French pronunciation: [pitivje] ( listen)) is a commune (municipality) in the Loiret department in north-central France. It is twinned with Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, England and Burglengenfeld in Bavaria, Germany.
The Place du Martroi, in Pithiviers
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Philippe Pintaux|
|Area1||6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||45252 /45300|
|Elevation||97–130 m (318–427 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 ft)
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.
Its attractions include a cinema, a theatre and a preserved steam railway. 
The pithivier, a kind of pie, is said to originate here.
- Steve Marlet footballer with CM Aubervilliers. He was born here in 1974.
- Marie Ndiaye novelist and playwright who was born here in 1967.
- Siméon Poisson mathematician born here in 1781 and died in 1840.
- Louis Lebègue Duportail French military leader during the American Revolutionary War, born here in 1743.