Mulsanne

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Mulsanne
Mulsanne is located in France
Mulsanne
Mulsanne
Coordinates: 47°54′29″N 0°14′53″E / 47.9081°N 0.2481°E / 47.9081; 0.2481Coordinates: 47°54′29″N 0°14′53″E / 47.9081°N 0.2481°E / 47.9081; 0.2481
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Le Mans
Canton Écommoy
Intercommunality Le Mans Métropole Communauté Urbaine
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2019) Jean-Yves Lecoq
Area
 • Land1 15.25 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 5,213
 • Population2 density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 7209213 / 72230
Elevation 44–82 m (144–269 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.

Mulsanne is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France.

Motor racing[edit]

The Circuit de la Sarthe, which is used in the sports car endurance race 24 Hours of Le Mans, features the long straight Ligne Droite des Hunaudières leading to Mulsanne, making a tight right hand turn before the entrance of the village itself. The famous straight is often called the Mulsanne Straight, and the Hippodrome Straight.

The Bentley Mulsanne is named after the straight.

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