An aerial view of Athis-Mons

Coat of arms

Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°42′27″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7074°N 2.3889°E / 48.7074; 2.3889Coordinates: 48°42′27″N 2°23′20″E / 48.7074°N 2.3889°E / 48.7074; 2.3889
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Athis-Mons
Intercommunality Portes de l'Essonne
  Mayor (20142020) Christine Rodier
Area1 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2005)2 30,858
  Density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91027 / 91200
Elevation 32–92 m (105–302 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 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.

Athis-Mons (French pronunciation: [atisˈmɔ̃s]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.5 km (10.3 mi) 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.[1]


Athis-Mons was formed in 1817 by joining two villages, Athis (along the Seine, and formerly known as Athis-sur-Orge[2]) and Mons (on the adjacent plateau). Nowadays the lower area of the commune is commonly called Athis-Val.

A significant portion (approximately 80%) of Athis-Mons was destroyed during the Allied bombing raid of 18 April 1944. Approximately 300 people died and 4,000 people were left homeless. Athis-Mons had to be entirely rebuilt after the war.


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


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.


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


The commune has nine preschools (écoles maternelles) and eight elementary schools (écoles élémentaires).[3]

There is a private Catholic school, Groupe scolaire Saint-Charles d'Athis-Mons.

Twin towns

See also


  1. "Plans, cartes et vue aérienne." Athis-Mons. Retrieved on 6 October 2009.
  3. "Les écoles athégiennes." Athis-Mons. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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