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Laon (French pronunciation: [lɑ̃]) is the caipital ceety o the Aisne depairtment in Picardy in northren Fraunce.

Laon
View frae the lawer ceety, wi the cathedral in the backgrund
View frae the lawer ceety, wi the cathedral in the backgrund
Coat o airms o Laon
Coat o airms
Laon is located in Fraunce
Laon
Laon
Coordinates: 49°33′50″N 3°37′28″E / 49.5639°N 3.6244°E / 49.5639; 3.6244Coordinates: 49°33′50″N 3°37′28″E / 49.5639°N 3.6244°E / 49.5639; 3.6244
Kintra Fraunce
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Depairtment Aisne
Arrondissement Laon
Intercommunality Laon
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Antoine Lefèvre
Aurie
 • Land1 42.00 km2 (16.22 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 26,175
INSEE/Postal code 02408 / 02000
Elevation 63–183 m (207–600 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 ft)
Wabsteid www.laon.fr

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.