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Laon
The historical town center.
The historical town center.
Coat of arms of Laon
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 49°33′50″N 3°37′28″E / 49.5639°N 3.6244°E / 49.5639; 3.6244Coordinates: 49°33′50″N 3°37′28″E / 49.5639°N 3.6244°E / 49.5639; 3.6244
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Intercommunality Laon
Area
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42.00 km2 (16.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
25,317
 • Density 602.79/km2 (1,561.21/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02408 /02000
Elevation 63–183 m (207–600 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Laon is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Aisne department in the Picardy region.

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