Mende, Lozère

commune in Lozère, France

Mende is a commune and prefecture of the department of Lozère, part of the Occitanie region. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Mende.

Mende
Aerial view of Mende, with the cathedral.
Aerial view of Mende, with the cathedral.
Coat of arms of Mende
Coat of arms
Mende is located in France
Mende
Mende
Location within Occitanie region
Mende is located in Occitanie
Mende
Mende
Coordinates: 44°31′10″N 3°30′05″E / 44.5194°N 3.5014°E / 44.5194; 3.5014Coordinates: 44°31′10″N 3°30′05″E / 44.5194°N 3.5014°E / 44.5194; 3.5014
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLozère
ArrondissementMende
CantonMende-1
Mende-2
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Cœur de Lozère
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurent Suau[1]
Area
1
36.56 km2 (14.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
11,542
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mendois
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
48095 /48000
Elevation691–1,236 m (2,267–4,055 ft)
(avg. 964 m or 3,163 ft)
Websitewww.mende.fr
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.

The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Mendois (women: Mendoises).[2]

GeographyEdit

Mende is located in the southern Massif Central, to the north of the Cévennes, near the Mont Lozère, the highest point of the Lozère department. The Lot river flows through the city and most of Mende is on the left side of the river.

The commune of Mende has an area of 36.56 km2 (14.12 sq mi) and its average altitude is 964 m (3,163 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 740 m (2,430 ft).[3]

Mende and its neighboring communes
 

The commune of Mende is surrounded by the communes Chastel-Nouvel, Badaroux, Lanuéjols, Brenoux, Saint-Bauzile, Balsièges, Barjac and Servières.

ClimateEdit

The climate in Mende in the Köppen climate classification is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[4]

PopulationEdit

The city of Mende had 11,542 inhabitants for a density of 325.7 persons/km2.[5]

Evolution of the population in Mende

AdministrationEdit

Mende is the prefecture of the Lozère department since 1790. It is also the capital of the Mende arrondissement and of two cantons:[6]

  1. Mende-1, formed with a part of Mende (5,513 inhabitants) (2014)
  2. Mende-2, formed with a part of Mende (6,029 inhabitants) (2014)

It is part of the intercommunality Cœur de Lozère (French: Communauté de communes Cœur de Lozère).

Twinned and partner townsEdit

Mende is twinned with:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Élus - Laurent Suau" (in French). Ville de Mende. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. "Mende (48000)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. "City of Mende". Map-France.com. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  4. "Ville de Mende". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. "Commune de Mende (48095)". Géographie administrative et d'étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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