Léran

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Léran
View of Aigues-Vives, Léran and the Lac de Montbel
View of Aigues-Vives, Léran and the Lac de Montbel
Coat of arms of Léran
Coat of arms
Location of Léran
Léran is located in France
Léran
Léran
Léran is located in Occitanie
Léran
Léran
Coordinates: 42°59′22″N 1°54′39″E / 42.9894°N 1.9108°E / 42.9894; 1.9108Coordinates: 42°59′22″N 1°54′39″E / 42.9894°N 1.9108°E / 42.9894; 1.9108
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementPamiers
CantonMirepoix
IntercommunalityPays de Mirepoix
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2020) Henri Barrou
Area
1
11.92 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
616
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09161 /09600
Elevation375–545 m (1,230–1,788 ft)
(avg. 396 m or 1,299 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Léran is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

Geography[edit]

The city is situated on the coast of Lac de Montbel, an artificial reservoir.

Population[edit]

Its citizens are called Léranais.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962571—    
1968599+4.9%
1975592−1.2%
1982548−7.4%
1990595+8.6%
1999539−9.4%
2008545+1.1%

Administration[edit]

The current mayor, elected in 2001, is Henri Barrou,[2] whose term will continue until 2020. Barrou is also a school principal.

Sights[edit]

  • The Chateau de Léran can be seen in the commune, which dates to 1163.

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Canton de Mirepoix: "Henri Barrou et Evelyne Opigez, candidats pour une gauche populaire et combative au Conseil Général"". Ariegenews.com. 28 February 2008. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2010.