Château-Gontier

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Château-Gontier
Château-Gontier is located in France
Château-Gontier
Château-Gontier
Coordinates: 47°49′43″N 0°42′10″W / 47.8286°N 0.7028°W / 47.8286; -0.7028Coordinates: 47°49′43″N 0°42′10″W / 47.8286°N 0.7028°W / 47.8286; -0.7028
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Château-Gontier
Canton 2 cantons
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Henry
Area
 • Land1 27.88 km2 (10.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 11,025
 • Population2 density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 53062 / 53200
Elevation 26–99 m (85–325 ft)
(avg. 83 m or 272 ft)

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

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Château-Gontier is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France.

It is about 30 km (19 mi) south of Laval, the préfecture of the department of Mayenne. Château-Gontier is home to the Refuge de l'Arche[1], a refuge for abandoned or mistreated animals.

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