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Lapte is located in France
Coordinates: 45°11′11″N 4°13′04″E / 45.1864°N 4.2178°E / 45.1864; 4.2178Coordinates: 45°11′11″N 4°13′04″E / 45.1864°N 4.2178°E / 45.1864; 4.2178
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Yssingeaux
Canton Yssingeaux
 • Mayor Jean Liogier
 • Land1 30.75 km2 (11.87 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,253
 • Population2 density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 43114 / 43200
Elevation 600–914 m (1,969–2,999 ft)
(avg. 843 m or 2,766 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.

Lapte is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.Its inhabitants are called laptois and laptoises.The municipality covers 30.8 square kilometres and 1515 inhabitants from the last population census. Population density is 49.3 inhabitants per square kilometre in the town.Surrounded by the common grezac, chenereilles and raucoules,lapte is located 23 km southwest of firminy the largest city around.


Located at 860 metres altitude the Lignon river, the river DENİERES are the main rivers that cross the joint Lapte. The river Lignon du Velay flows through the commune.

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