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The historical town center.
The historical town center.
Coat of arms of Laon
Coat of arms
Laon is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Laon is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 49°33′50″N 3°37′28″E / 49.5639°N 3.6244°E / 49.5639; 3.6244Coordinates: 49°33′50″N 3°37′28″E / 49.5639°N 3.6244°E / 49.5639; 3.6244
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Intercommunality Laon
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Antoine Lefèvre
Area1 42.00 km2 (16.22 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 25,317
 • Density 602.79/km2 (1,561.21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 02408 /02000
Elevation 63–183 m (207–600 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 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.

Laon is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Aisne department in the Picardy region.

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Laon is twinned with: