Laval (Mayenne) facts for kids

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Château Vieux Laval 2.JPG
View of the castle and the river.
Coat of arms of Laval
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Laval
Mayor François Zoocchetto
Elevation 42–122 m (138–400 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 ft*)
Land area1 34.22 km2 (13.21 sq mi)
Population2 50,658  (2012)
 - Density 1,480/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
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.

Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W / 48.0733; -0.7689

Laval is a commune and the prefecture of the French department of Mayenne. The people that live there are called Lavallois.


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

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