Laval Prefecture and commune
The castle overlooking the town and the river
Coat of arms
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W Country France Region Pays de la Loire Department Mayenne Arrondissement Laval Canton 3 cantons Intercommunality CA Laval Government • Mayor (2012–2014) François Zocchetto ( UDI) Area 1 34.2 km 2 (13.2 sq mi) • Urban 115.7 km 2 (44.7 sq mi) • Metro 771.09 km 2 (297.72 sq mi) Population (2009) 2 51,182 • Rank 119th in France • Density 1,500/km 2 (3,900/sq mi) • Urban (2009) 67,671 • Urban density 580/km 2 (1,500/sq mi) • Metro (2009) 119,475 • Metro density 150/km 2 (400/sq mi) Time zone UTC+1 ( CET) • Summer ( DST) UTC+2 ( CEST) INSEE/Postal code 53130 /53000 Elevation 42–122 m (138–400 ft) French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
1 2 : residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Population without double counting
Laval is a commune and the prefecture of the French department of Mayenne. The people that live there are called Lavallois.
Laval is a
medieval city and was first mentionned during the 11th century.
Laval is twinned with:
Boston, United Kingdom, since 1958
Gandia, Spain, since 1978
Garango, Burkina Faso
Mettmann, Germany, since 1974 Vătava, Romania, since 1990