Le Puy-en-Velay

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Le Puy-en-Velay
Cathedral o Notre-Dame du Puy
Coat o airms o Le Puy-en-Velay
Coat o airms
Le Puy-en-Velay is located in Fraunce
Le Puy-en-Velay
Le Puy-en-Velay
Coordinates: 45°02′39″N 3°53′09″E / 45.0442°N 3.8858°E / 45.0442; 3.8858Coordinates: 45°02′39″N 3°53′09″E / 45.0442°N 3.8858°E / 45.0442; 3.8858
Kintra Fraunce
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Depairtment Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Le Puy-en-Velay
Canton 5 cantons
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Laurent Wauquiez (UMP)
 • Land1 16.79 km2 (6.48 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 19,976
INSEE/Postal code 43157 / 43000
Elevation 600–888 m (1,969–2,913 ft)
(avg. 630 m or 2,070 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 withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Le Puy-en-Velay (French pronunciation: [lə pɥiɑ̃vəlɛ]; Occitan: Lo Puèi de Velai [lu ˈpœj ðə vəˈlaj]) is a commune in the Haute-Loire depairtment in sooth-central Fraunce near the Loire river.