Lorris

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Lorris
Bell tower
Bell tower
Coat of arms of Lorris
Coat of arms
Lorris is located in France
Lorris
Lorris
Coordinates: 47°53′20″N 2°30′47″E / 47.889°N 2.513°E / 47.889; 2.513Coordinates: 47°53′20″N 2°30′47″E / 47.889°N 2.513°E / 47.889; 2.513
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Lorris (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du canton de Lorris
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2.14) Jean-Paul Godfroy
Area1 44.91 km2 (17.34 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 2,941
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45187 / 45260
Elevation 114–173 m (374–568 ft)
Website www.ville-lorris.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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Lorris is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France.

Geography[edit]

Lorris is located 17 km northeast of Sully-sur-Loire, 20 km southwest of Montargis, 46 km east of Orléans and 110 km south of Paris. It is in the southernmost part of the historical region Gâtinais. It is east of the Foret d'Orléans, and gave its name to the Massif de Lorris, the easternmost part of the Orléans forest.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1882 2,126
1990 2,620
1999 2,674
2009 2,941

History[edit]

On 30 October 1242, the Peace of Lorris was signed by Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse and Louis IX, King of France. The two men renewed the Treaty of Paris which they had already concluded on 12 April 1229. The treaty put an end to the sufferings of the Albigeois.

Mayors of Lorris[edit]

  • Louis Henri Prochasson
  • Louis Lucien Naudin
  • Constant Renard
  • Constant Leturcq

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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