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Blois (French pronunciation: ​[blwɑ]) is a ceety an the caipital o Loir-et-Cher depairtment in central Fraunce, situatit on the banks o the lawer river Loire atween Orléans an Tours.

Blois
Panoramic view o Blois on the Loire River
Panoramic view o Blois on the Loire River
Coat o airms o Blois
Coat o airms
Blois is locatit in Fraunce
Blois
Blois
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Blois is locatit in Centre
Blois
Blois
Coordinates: 47°35′38″N 1°19′41″E / 47.5939°N 1.3281°E / 47.5939; 1.3281Coordinates: 47°35′38″N 1°19′41″E / 47.5939°N 1.3281°E / 47.5939; 1.3281
KintraFraunce
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepairtmentLoir-et-Cher
ArrondissementBlois
IntercommunalityBlois
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Gricourt (PS)
Area
1
37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)2
46,013
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
41018 /41000
Elevation63–135 m (207–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

Internaitional relationsEedit

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ReferencesEedit

  1. "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived frae the oreeginal on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.