Le Mans

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Le Mans
Palais of Comtes du Maine, birth place of Henry II of England
Palais of Comtes du Maine, birth place of Henry II of England
Coat of arms of Le Mans
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Le Mans
Intercommunality Le Mans
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Claude Boulard
Area1 52.81 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 148,169
 • Density 2,805.70/km2 (7,266.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 72181 /72000
Elevation 38–134 m (125–440 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 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.

Le Mans is a commune. It is found in the Pays de la Loire region in the Sarthe department in the west of France.

Le Mans is a city in France. It has about 143,000 inhabitants. It takes about one hour to go to Paris by TGV.

Sport[change | change source]

  • Le Mans is the start of the seventh stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
  • The city is well known for the 24-hour car race of Le Mans.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Le Mans is twinned with: