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Prefecture and commune
The castle overlooking the town and the river Mayenne.
The castle overlooking the town and the river Mayenne.
Coat of arms of Laval
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Laval
Canton 3 cantons
Intercommunality CA Laval
Area1 34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
 • Urban 115.7 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
 • Metro 771.09 km2 (297.72 sq mi)
Population (2009) 51,182
 • Rank 119th in France
 • Density 1,496.5/km2 (3,876/sq mi)
 • Urban (2009) 67,671
 • Urban density 584.88/km2 (1,514.8/sq mi)
 • Metro (2009) 119,475
 • Metro density 154.9430/km2 (401.301/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 53130 /53000
Elevation 42–122 m (138–400 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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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