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Laval, Quebec

Laval Quebec
Full nameLaval
Official nameVille de Laval
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Unité, progrès, grandeur" (French)
"Unity, Progress, Greatness"
City MayorGilles Vaillancourt (since 1989)
Total Area95.4 sq mi (247.09 km2)
Elevation299 ft (91.1 m)
Total Population376845 (Ranked 14th) (2006)
Density (pop.)1492.2/km2 (3864.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code spanMetropolitan Montreal 122 FSAs H7A to H7Y
Area code450|area_code_type=Area code

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Laval (-frlaˈval) is a Canadian city and a region in southwestern Quebec. It is the largest suburb of Montreal, the third largest municipality in the province of Quebec, and the 14th largest city in Canada with a population of 368,709 in 2006. In 2011, the population of the suburb is estimated at 398,667.

Laval geographically is separated from the mainland to the north by the Rivière des Mille Îles, and from the Island of Montreal to the south by the Rivière des Prairies. Laval occupies all of Île Jésus as well as the Îles Laval.

Laval constitutes region 13 of the 17 administrative regions of Quebec as well as a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) with geographical code 65. It also constitutes the judicial district of Laval.

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