Nantes (French pronunciation: ​[nɑ̃t]; Breton: Naoned, [ˈnãunət]; Gallo: Naunnt) is a ceety in Wast Fraunce, locatit on the Loire River, 50 km (31 mi) frae the Atlantic coast.[1] The ceety is the 6t lairgest in Fraunce, while its metropolitan aurie ranks 6t wi nearly 900,000 indwallers.[2]

Nantes

Naoned
Place Royale
Place Royale
Banner o Nantes
Banner
Coat of airms o Nantes
Coat airms
Motto(s): 
Laitin: Favet Neptunus eunti
("Neptune favours the traveller")
Nantes is located in Fraunce
Nantes
Nantes
Location within Pays de la Loire region
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Coordinates: 47°13′05″N 1°33′10″W / 47.2181°N 1.5528°W / 47.2181; -1.5528Coordinates: 47°13′05″N 1°33′10″W / 47.2181°N 1.5528°W / 47.2181; -1.5528
KintraFraunce
RegionPays de la Loire
DepairtmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementNantes
CantonChief ceety o 11 cantons
IntercommunalityNantes Métropole
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2012–) Patrick Rimbert (PS)
Area
1
65.19 km2 (25.17 sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2008)
524.6 km2 (202.5 sq mi)
 • Metro
 (1999)
2,242.6 km2 (865.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)2
314,611
 • Rank6t in Fraunce
 • Density4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2007)
580,502
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Metro
 (2010)
873,133
 • Metro density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET (GMT +1))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44109 /44000, 44100, 44200 an 44300
Diallin codes02
Websitenantes.fr (in French)
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 relationsEdit

Twin touns – Sister ceetiesEdit

Nantes is twinned or haes sister ceety relations wi:

Pairtnerships

The ceety haes an aa biggit close ties wi:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nantes Hutchinson Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  2. Population des villes de France au dernier recensement Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine PopulationData.net. Retrieved 14 August 2007
  3. "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 11 Julie 2013.
  4. "Home page of Cardiff Council – Cardiff's twin cities". Cardiff Council. 15 Juin 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  5. "Tbilisi Sister Cities". Tbilisi City Hall. Tbilisi Municipal Portal. Archived frae the original on 24 Julie 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. freemit airtin in |work= (help)Archived 2013-07-24 at the Wayback Machine