Mende, Lozère facts for kids
|Prefecture and commune|
Aerial view of Mende, with the cathedral.
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes Cœur de Lozère|
|Area1||36.56 km2 (14.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||315.70/km2 (817.66/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||48095 /48000|
|Elevation||691–1,236 m (2,267–4,055 ft)
(avg. 964 m or 3,163 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Mendois (women: Mendoises).
Mende is located in the southern Massif Central, to the north of the Cévennes, near the Mont Lozère, the highest point of the Lozère department. The Lot river flows through the city and most of Mende is on the left side of the river.
The commune of Mende is surrounded by the communes Chastel-Nouvel, Badaroux, Lanuéjols, Brenoux, Saint-Bauzile, Balsièges, Barjac and Servières.
The city of Mende had 11,542 inhabitants for a density of 325.7 persons/km2.
Evolution of the population in Mende
Mende is the prefecture of the Lozère department since 1790. It is also the capital of the Mende arrondissement and of two cantons:
- Mende-1, formed with a part of Mende (5,513 inhabitants) (2014)
- Mende-2, formed with a part of Mende (6,029 inhabitants) (2014)
Twinned and partner towns
Mende is twinned with:
- Wunsiedel, Germany, since 1980
- Volterra, Italy, since 1993
- Vila Real, Portugal, since 2003
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