Challans

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Challans
Coat of arms of Challans
Coat of arms
Challans is located in France
Challans
Challans
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Challans is located in Pays de la Loire
Challans
Challans
Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementLes Sables-d'Olonne
CantonChallans
IntercommunalityMarais et bocage
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Serge Rondeau
Area
1
64.84 km2 (25.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)2
18,349
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85047 /85300
Elevation1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 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 without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Challans is a commune. It is found in the region Pays de la Loire in the Vendée department in the west of France.