Laval (Mayenne)

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View of the castle and the river.
View of the castle and the river.
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Laval
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François Zoocchetto
Area1 34.22 km2 (13.21 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 50,658
 • Density 1,480.36/km2 (3,834.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 53130 /53000
Elevation 42–122 m (138–400 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 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.

Laval is a commune and the prefecture of the French department of Mayenne. The people that live there are called Lavallois.

History[change | change source]

Laval is a medieval city and was first mentionned during the 11th century.

Education[change | change source]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Laval is twinned with: