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
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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.