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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 located in Fraunce
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
Kintra Fraunce
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Depairtment Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Blois
Intercommunality Blois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Gricourt (PS)
 • Land1 37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 46,013
INSEE/Postal code 41018 / 41000
Elevation 63–135 m (207–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 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 withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

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.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Blois is twinned wi:

  • Germany Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany, syne 30 Juin 1963
  • Germany Weimar, Germany, syne 18 Februar 1995
  • Unitit Kinrick Lewes, Unitit Kinrick, syne 30 Juin 1963[1]
  • Romanie Sighişoara, Romanie, syne 18 November 1995
  • Italy Urbino, Italy, syne 1 Mey 2003 ("friendship protocol")
  • Vietnam Huế, Vietnam, syne 23 Mey 2007

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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