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Laval

Château Vieux Laval 2.JPG
The castle overlooking the town and the river Mayenne.
Coat of arms of Laval
Administration
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Laval
Canton 3 cantons
Intercommunality CA Laval
Mayor François Zocchetto (UDI)
(2012–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 42–122 m (138–400 ft)
Land area1 34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
Population2 51,182  (2009)
 - Ranking 119th in France
 - Density 1,497/km2 (3,880/sq mi)
Urban area 115.7 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
 - Population 67,671 (2009)
Metro area 771.09 km2 (297.72 sq mi)
 - Population 119,475 (2009)
INSEE/Postal code 53130/ 53000
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

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

Education

Sister cities

Laval is twinned with: