Loire-Atlantique

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Loire-Atlantique
Depairtment
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
Kintra Fraunce
Region Pays-de-la-Loire
Prefectur Nantes
Subprefecturs Ancenis
Châteaubriant
Saint-Nazaire
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General Cooncil Patrick Mareschal (PS)
Aurie1
 • Tot 6,815 km2 (2,631 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 1,268,173
 • Rank 12t
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Depairtment nummer 44
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 59
Communes 221
^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.