Location of Maulan
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Michèle Bertrand|
|4.22 km2 (1.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (72/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||262–347 m (860–1,138 ft) |
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The 11th Aero Squadron was a Air Service, United States Army unit that fought on the Western Front during World War I.
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