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Place Royale
Place Royale
Banner o Nantes
Coat o airms o Nantes
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Laitin: Favet Neptunus eunti
("Neptune favours the traveller")
Kintra Fraunce
Region Pays de la Loire
Depairtment Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Chief ceety o 11 cantons
Intercommunality Nantes Métropole
 • Mayor (2012–) Patrick Rimbert (PS)
Area1 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 (2010 census)2 284,970
 • Rank 6t in Fraunce
 • Density 4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Urban (2007) 580,502
 • Urban density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Metro (2010) 873,133
 • Metro density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 44109 /44000, 44100, 44200 an 44300
Diallin codes 02
Website (French)

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) anerly coontit ance.

Nantes (French pronunciation: [nɑ̃t]) (Breton: Naoned, 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]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nantes is twinned or haes sister ceety relations wi:


The ceety haes an aa biggit close ties wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nantes Hutchinson Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14 August 2007.
  2. Population des villes de France au dernier recensement Retrieved 14 August 2007
  3. "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  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 oreeginal on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-08-05.  External link in |work= (help)