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Le Mans

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Palais of Comtes du Maine, birth place of Henry II of England
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Le Mans
Intercommunality Le Mans
Mayor Jean-Claude Boulard
Elevation 38–134 m (125–440 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 ft*)
Land area1 52.81 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
Population2 148,169  (2006)
 - Density 2,806/km2 (7,270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 72181/ 72000
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°01′12″N 0°11′56″E / 48.020013°N 0.198784°E / 48.020013; 0.198784

Le Mans is a commune. It is found in the Pays de la Loire region in the Sarthe department in the west of France.

Le Mans is a city in France. It has about 143,000 inhabitants. It takes about one hour to go to Paris by TGV.


  • Le Mans is the start of the seventh stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
  • The city is well known for the 24-hour car race of Le Mans.

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