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The historical town center.
The historical town center.
Coat of arms of Laon
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Intercommunality Laon
Area1 42.00 km2 (16.22 sq mi)
Population (2012) 25,317
 • Density 602.79/km2 (1,561.21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
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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