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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
Location of Le Lude
Le Lude is located in France
Le Lude
Le Lude
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
RegionPays de la Loire
ArrondissementLa Flèche
CantonLe Lude
IntercommunalitySud Sarthe
 • Mayor (2014–2019) Louis Jean de Nicolaÿ (Senateur-Maire)
68.36 km2 (26.39 sq mi)
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ludois, Ludoise
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
72176 /72800
Elevation30–93 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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