Lapte

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Lapte
Commune
A postcard view of Lapte from prior to 1915
A postcard view of Lapte from prior to 1915
Lapte is located in France
Lapte
Lapte
Coordinates: 45°11′11″N 4°13′04″E / 45.1864°N 4.2178°E / 45.1864; 4.2178Coordinates: 45°11′11″N 4°13′04″E / 45.1864°N 4.2178°E / 45.1864; 4.2178
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Yssingeaux
Canton Yssingeaux
Government
 • Mayor Jean Liogier
Area1 30.75 km2 (11.87 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,253
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 43114 /43200
Elevation 600–914 m (1,969–2,999 ft)
(avg. 843 m or 2,766 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.

Lapte is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France, located 23 kilometres southwest of the city of Firminy. Its inhabitants, called laptois and laptoises, count at 1515, with a density of 49.3 inhabitants per square kilometre. Lapte is surrounded by the communes Grézac, Chenereilles and Raucoules.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Lapte covers 30.8 square kilometres. It is located at 860 metres above the Lignon du Velay river, where it converges with the Denieres . The river Lignon du Velay also flows through the commune.

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