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The basilica of Saint Mathurin
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Vincent Mevel|
|Area1||29.24 km2 (11.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||77244 /77760|
|Elevation||62–141 m (203–463 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.
The inhabitants are called Liricantois from the Latin name of the town, Liricantus.
Larchant has a cathedral that has served as the center of the cult of Saint Maturin.
In her 1980 novel The Boy Who Followed Ripley, Patricia Highsmith described the town. as a "quiet village" where "[t]he little private houses, all close together in cobble-stoned lanes, looked like illustrations from children's books, cottages almost too small for man and wife to live in".
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