Loire-Atlantique

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Loire-Atlantique
Prefectur biggin o the Loire-Atlantique depairtment, in Nantes
Prefectur biggin o the Loire-Atlantique depairtment, in Nantes
Coat o airms o Loire-Atlantique
Coat o airms
Location o Loire-Atlantique in Fraunce
Location o Loire-Atlantique in Fraunce
Coordinates: 47°20′N 1°40′E / 47.333°N 1.667°E / 47.333; 1.667Coordinates: 47°20′N 1°40′E / 47.333°N 1.667°E / 47.333; 1.667
KintraFraunce
RegionPays-de-la-Loire
PrefecturNantes
SubprefectursAncenis
Châteaubriant
Saint-Nazaire
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilPatrick Mareschal (PS)
Area
 • Total6,815 km2 (2,631 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Tot1,268,173
 • Rank12t
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer44
Arrondissements4
Cantons59
Communes221
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Loire-Atlantique (French pronunciation: ​[lwa.ʁat.lɑ̃.tik]; umwhile Loire-Inférieure) is a depairtment on the wast coast o Fraunce named efter the Loire River an the Atlantic Ocean.