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
Léran is located in France
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
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Ariège
Arrondissement Pamiers
Canton Mirepoix
Intercommunality Pays de Mirepoix
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Barrou
Area1 11.92 km2 (4.60 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 545
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 09161 / 09600
Elevation 375–545 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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
Year Pop. ±%
1962 571 —    
1968 599 +4.9%
1975 592 −1.2%
1982 548 −7.4%
1990 595 +8.6%
1999 539 −9.4%
2008 545 +1.1%

Administration[edit]

The current mayor, elected in 2001, is Henri Barrou,[1] whose term will continue until 2014. Henri Barrou is also a school principal,

Sights[edit]

  • The chateau de Léran which dates to 1163.

Personalities[edit]

  • Claude Silve (1887–1978), née Philomène Lévis-Mirepoix, writer.

See also[edit]

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