Craon, Mayenne

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Craon
The church of Saint-Nicolas, seen beyond the water from Mûrier
The church of Saint-Nicolas, seen beyond the water from Mûrier
Coat of arms of Craon
Coat of arms
Location of Craon
Craon is located in France
Craon
Craon
Craon is located in Pays de la Loire
Craon
Craon
Coordinates: 47°50′56″N 0°56′55″W / 47.8489°N 0.9486°W / 47.8489; -0.9486Coordinates: 47°50′56″N 0°56′55″W / 47.8489°N 0.9486°W / 47.8489; -0.9486
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMayenne
ArrondissementChâteau-Gontier
CantonChâteau-Gontier
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Paul Chaineau
Area
1
24.56 km2 (9.48 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
4,629
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
53084 /53400
Elevation32–83 m (105–272 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The Oudon River flows through the middle of the commune and through the town of Craon.

Monuments[edit]

Craon is home to the Castle Craon.

See also[edit]