Laval (Mayenne)

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Laval
Prefecture and commune
The castle overlooking the town and the river Mayenne.
The castle overlooking the town and the river Mayenne.
Coat of arms of Laval
Coat of arms
Laval is located in France
Laval
Laval
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Laval is located in Pays de la Loire
Laval
Laval
Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W / 48.0733; -0.7689Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W / 48.0733; -0.7689
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Laval
Canton 3 cantons
Intercommunality CA Laval
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) François Zocchetto (UDI)
Area1 34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
 • Urban 115.7 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
 • Metro 771.09 km2 (297.72 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 51,182
 • Rank 119th in France
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Urban (2009) 67,671
 • Urban density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Metro (2009) 119,475
 • Metro density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 53130 /53000
Elevation 42–122 m (138–400 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: