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The cathedral
The cathedral
Coat of arms of Chartres
Coat of arms
Chartres is located in France
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Chartres is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 48°16′20″N 1°17′25″E / 48.2721°N 1.2903°E / 48.2721; 1.2903Coordinates: 48°16′20″N 1°17′25″E / 48.2721°N 1.2903°E / 48.2721; 1.2903
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Eure-et-Loir
Area1 16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 38,889
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 28085 /28000
Elevation 121–461 m (397–1,512 ft)
(avg. 142 m or 466 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.

Chartres is a French commune in the Eure-et-Loir department. About 39,000 people live there.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Chartres is twinned with: