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Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole

The 36 Communes

City of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque

Just a few kilometres from the sea, close to the Perpignan conurbation and near the A9 motorway and Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque is undeniably an attractive commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department where life is good.

The story

Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque has preserved a strong cultural identity through time, the town has survived the centuries and become the central place of the Nord-Roussillon. The name of the town owes its patronymic to the saint who was executed in 258 and burned on a grate. The Latin sail on the coat of arms is also a reminder of the town's maritime origins, due to its proximity to the Salses-Leucate lake and the Mediterranean coastline.



Number of inhabitants

The town of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque has approximately 10353 inhabitants. Its inhabitants are called Laurentins.

The historic flight of Jean Mermoz

It was near the path bordering the pond that Jean Mermoz took off in 1930 to achieve the feat of the first crossing of the Atlantic by plane. Pierre Latecoere, an aircraft manufacturer, had also created a test base on the territory of Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salanque, which was destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War.