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Athis-Mons

Athis-Mons is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.5 km. (10.2 miles) from the center of Paris.

Inhabitants are called Athégiens.

A small part of Orly International Airport lies on the territory of the commune of Athis-Mons.

History

Athis-Mons was formed in 1817 by joining 2 villages, Athis (along the Seine) and Mons (on the adjacent plateau). Nowadays the lower area of the commune is commonly called Athis-Val.

Geography

Athis-Mons is located at the confluence of Orge and Seine rivers, and at the southern edge of the international airport of Orly.

Administration

The canton of Athis-Mons has 2 communes (the other is Paray-Vieille-Poste) and 36,615 inhabitants. Athis-Mons is a twin town of Ballina in Ireland.

Transport

Athis-Mons is served by Athis-Mons station on Paris RER line C.

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