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Le Lude is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in northwestern France. On 1 January 2018, the former commune of Dissé-sous-le-Lude was merged into Le Lude.[1]

Le Lude
The Château du Lude
Coat of arms of Le Lude
Coat of arms
Le Lude is located in France
Le Lude
Le Lude
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Le Lude is located in Pays de la Loire
Le Lude
Le Lude
Coordinates: 47°38′45″N 0°09′14″E / 47.6458°N 0.1539°E / 47.6458; 0.1539Coordinates: 47°38′45″N 0°09′14″E / 47.6458°N 0.1539°E / 47.6458; 0.1539
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement La Flèche
Canton Le Lude
Intercommunality Sud Sarthe
 • Mayor (2014–2019) Louis Jean de Nicolaÿ (Senateur-Maire)
Area1 68.36 km2 (26.39 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 4,428
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ludois, Ludoise
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 72176 /72800
Elevation 30–93 m (98–305 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.
Le Lude castle

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 15 November 2017 (in French)

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