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Le Mans
Palais of Comtes du Maine, birth place of Henry II of England
Palais of Comtes du Maine, birth place of Henry II of England
Coat of arms of Le Mans
Coat of arms
Le Mans is located in France
Le Mans
Le Mans
Location in France
Le Mans is located in Pays de la Loire
Le Mans
Le Mans
Location in Pays de la Loire
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Le Mans
Intercommunality Le Mans
Area
1
52.81 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
148,169
 • Density 2,805.70/km2 (7,266.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
72181 /72000
Elevation 38–134 m (125–440 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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.

Sport

  • 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.

Sister cities

Le Mans is twinned with:



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