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Pithiviers (French pronunciation: [pitivje] (About this sound 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.

Subprefecture and commune
The Place du Martroi, in Pithiviers
The Place du Martroi, in Pithiviers
Coat of arms of Pithiviers
Coat of arms
Pithiviers is located in France
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Pithiviers is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 48°10′21″N 2°15′09″E / 48.1725°N 2.2525°E / 48.1725; 2.2525Coordinates: 48°10′21″N 2°15′09″E / 48.1725°N 2.2525°E / 48.1725; 2.2525
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Pithiviers
Canton Pithiviers
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Pintaux
Area1 6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 9,242
 • 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. [1]

During World War II, Pithiviers was the location of the infamous Pithiviers internment camp.

The pithivier, a kind of pie, is said to originate here.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Pithiviers official website (French)". Town of Pithiviers.