Laval ([la.val] ( listen)) is a toun in wastren Fraunce, aboot 300 km (190 mi) soothwast o Paris, an the caipital o the Mayenne depairtment.

Laval
The castle owerleukin the toun an the river Mayenne.
The castle owerleukin the toun an the river Mayenne.
Coat o airms o Laval
Coat o airms
Laval is locatit in Fraunce
Laval
Laval
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Laval is locatit in Pays de la Loire
Laval
Laval
Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W / 48.0733; -0.7689Coordinates: 48°04′24″N 0°46′08″W / 48.0733°N 0.7689°W / 48.0733; -0.7689
KintraFraunce
RegionPays de la Loire
DepairtmentMayenne
ArrondissementLaval
IntercommunalityLaval Agglomération
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Jean-Christophe Boyer (PS)
Aurie
1
34.2 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
 • Urban
115.7 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
 • Metro
771.09 km2 (297.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)2
51,182
 • Rank119t in Fraunce
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2009)
67,671
 • Urban density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
 (2009)
119,475
 • Metro density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
53130 /53000
Elevation42–122 m (138–400 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.