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Prefecture and commune
Panorama depuis Butte Sainte-Anne.jpg
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Top to bottom, left to right: the Loire in central Nantes; the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany; the Pommeraye Arcade, and the Isle of Nantes between the branches of the Loire
Flag of Nantes
Coat of arms of Nantes
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Latin: Favet Neptunus eunti
(Neptune favours the traveller)
Nantes is located in France
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Nantes is located in Pays de la Loire
Coordinates: 47°13′05″N 1°33′10″W / 47.2181°N 1.5528°W / 47.2181; -1.5528Coordinates: 47°13′05″N 1°33′10″W / 47.2181°N 1.5528°W / 47.2181; -1.5528
RegionPays de la Loire
Canton7 cantons
IntercommunalityNantes Métropole
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Johanna Rolland (PS)
Area165.19 km2 (25.17 sq mi)
 • Urban (2008)537.70 km2 (207.61 sq mi)
 • Metro (2013)3,302 km2 (1,275 sq mi)
Population (2016 census)2298,029
 • Rank6th in France
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • Urban (2013)612,782
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Metro (2013)908,815
 • Metro density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code44109 /44000, 44100, 44200 and 44300
Dialling codes02
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.

Nantes is a city in France, the prefecture of the Pays de la Loire region and the Loire-Atlantique department, on the Atlantic Ocean. Before 1941, Nantes was part of Brittany. The Gallo and Breton languages are spoken in the city. Jules Verne was a famous writer from Nantes.

Nantes has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

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