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The historical town center.
Coat of arms of Laon
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Intercommunality Laon
Mayor Antoine Lefèvre
Elevation 63–183 m (207–600 ft)
(avg. 83 m/272 ft)
Land area1 42.00 km2 (16.22 sq mi)
Population2 25,317  (2012)
 - Density 603/km2 (1,560/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 02408/ 02000
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.

Sister cities

Laon is twinned with: