Mulsanne

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Mulsanne
The town hall of Mulsanne
The town hall of Mulsanne
Location of Mulsanne
Mulsanne is located in France
Mulsanne
Mulsanne
Mulsanne is located in Pays de la Loire
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
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentSarthe
ArrondissementLe Mans
CantonÉcommoy
IntercommunalityLe Mans Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2019) Jean-Yves Lecoq
Area
1
15.25 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
5,213
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mulsannais
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
7209213 /72230
Elevation44–82 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.[1]

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 in English.[2]

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References[edit]

  • ACO (25 July 2015), "The legendary spots on the circuit: The Mulsanne Straight", 24 Hours of Le Mans, retrieved 25 July 2015
  • "National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies - France", INSEE, 2015, retrieved 25 July 2015

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