Thiais (French pronunciation: [tjɛ] (About this soundlisten)) 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]

Thiais
The church Saint-Leu
The church Saint-Leu
Coat of arms of Thiais
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
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Richard Dell'Agnola
Area
1
6.43 km2 (2.48 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
29,806
 • 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.

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]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,028—    
1800 653−6.28%
1806 760+2.56%
1821 620−1.35%
1831 1,032+5.23%
1836 1,086+1.03%
1841 1,172+1.54%
1846 1,140−0.55%
1851 1,099−0.73%
1856 1,155+1.00%
1861 1,268+1.88%
1866 1,462+2.89%
1872 1,364−1.15%
1876 1,760+6.58%
1881 2,120+3.79%
1886 2,591+4.09%
1891 2,616+0.19%
1896 2,771+1.16%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 3,018+1.72%
1906 3,477+2.87%
1911 4,036+3.03%
1921 4,469+1.02%
1926 5,787+5.30%
1931 7,034+3.98%
1936 8,246+3.23%
1946 8,350+0.13%
1954 10,026+2.31%
1962 15,116+5.27%
1968 22,481+6.84%
1975 27,298+2.81%
1982 26,637−0.35%
1990 27,515+0.41%
1999 28,232+0.29%
2007 29,273+0.45%
2012 29,422+0.10%
2017 29,017−0.28%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

TransportEdit

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.

EducationEdit

The commune has:

MonumentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  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. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Thiais, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ "Ecoles maternelles." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ecoles elementaires." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Collèges." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Lycée." Thiais. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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