Arrondissement of Laval

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Laval
Location within the region Pays de la Loire
Location within the region Pays de la Loire
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMayenne
No. of communes34
PrefectureLaval
Area
686.1 km2 (264.9 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
113,854
 • Density166/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE code532

The arrondissement of Laval is an arrondissement of France in the Mayenne department in the Pays de la Loire region. It has 34 communes.[2] Its population is 112,937 (2016), and its area is 686.1 km2 (264.9 sq mi).[3]

Composition[edit]

The communes of the arrondissement of Laval, and their INSEE codes, are:[2]

History[edit]

The arrondissement of Laval was created in 1800.[4] At the March 2016 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Mayenne, it lost 14 communes to the arrondissement of Château-Gontier and 38 communes to the arrondissement of Mayenne.[5]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Laval were, as of January 2015:[6]

  1. Argentré
  2. Chailland
  3. Évron
  4. Laval-Est
  5. Laval-Nord-Est
  6. Laval-Nord-Ouest
  7. Laval-Saint-Nicolas
  8. Laval-Sud-Ouest
  9. Loiron
  10. Meslay-du-Maine
  11. Montsûrs
  12. Saint-Berthevin
  13. Sainte-Suzanne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Laval (532)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Historique de la Mayenne
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 24 March 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 48°04′N 0°46′W / 48.07°N 0.77°W / 48.07; -0.77