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Lorris is a commune in the Loiretmarker department in north-central Francemarker.

Data

  • Postal code: 45260
  • INSEE code: 45187
  • Population: 2,674 (1999)


  • Area: 44.91 km²
  • Density 59.54/km²
  • Elevation:
    • lowest: 114 m
    • centre: 121 m
    • highest: 173 m


Origin

The commune name comes from the Massif de Lorris, the eastern portion of Foret d'Orléans, the Orléans forest.

Sites of interest

The area also has a market, museums, miniature golf, canoeing, tennis, and a helicentre.

Geography

Lorris is located 130 km S of Parismarker, the southermost area of the Gâtinais, halfway from Montargismarker and Sully-sur-Loiremarker and is 60 km from Orléansmarker.

Historical population

Year Population
1882 2,126
1990 2,620
1999 2,674


History

On 30 October 1242, the Paix de Lorris (the Peace of Lorris) was signed by Ramon VII, count de Toulousemarker and the Kings of France, Saint Louis. Two men renewed the Treaty of Paris which they already concluded on 12 April 1229. The treaty put an end on the sufferings of the Albigeoismarker.

Mayors of Lorris

  • Louis Henri Prochasson
  • Louis Lucien Naudin
  • Constant Renard
  • Constant Leturcq


See also



External links

(in French)
  • http://membres.lycos.fr/histoiredefrance/articles/evenementstextes/CharteLorris.htm
  • http://www.paysdelorris.com
  • http://www.ville-lorris.fr.



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