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Les Ulis is a Franciliennemarker commune of Essonnemarker located in the south-western suburbs of Parismarker, Francemarker. It is 23 km (14 miles) from the center of Paris.

History

The commune of Les Ulis has only recently come into existence: it was created on 19 February 1977 by detaching territory from the communes of Orsay and Bures-sur-Yvette.

Demographics

At the 1999 census, the population was . The estimate for 2005 was .

Inhabitants of Les Ulis are known as Ulissiens.

Transport

Les Ulis is served by no station of the Paris Métro, RERmarker, or suburban rail network. The closest station to Les Ulis is Bures-sur-Yvettemarker station on Paris RER line B. This station is located in the neighboring commune of Bures-sur-Yvette, 1.6 km (1 mile) from the center of Les Ulis. Another popular station close to Les Ulis is Massy-Palaiseaumarker RER station. Many shuttles transport commuters from the center of Les Ulis to the RER stations.

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Economy

The biggest industrial area (tertiary) in Europe is concentrated in Parc d'Activité de Courtabœuf (area: 378 ha) with more than 1000 companies employing 24,500 people. This area is spread over three communes: Les Ulis (mainly), Villebon-sur-Yvette and Villejust. Many companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Apple Computermarker have their French head offices in this area.

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