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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
Latin: Favet Neptunus eunti
(Neptune favours the traveller)
Location of Nantes
Nantes is located in France
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)
65.19 km2 (25.17 sq mi)
 • Urban
537.70 km2 (207.61 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,302 km2 (1,275 sq mi)
 (2016 census)
 • Rank6th in France
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44109 /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.

Nantes is a city in France, the prefecture of the Pays de la Loire region and the Loire-Atlantique department, on the Atlantic Ocean. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, it was the busiest slave trading port in France.[1] 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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Nantes has town twinning and cooperation agreements with:

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  1. Tibbles, Anthony (2000). "Ports of the Transatlantic slave trade". National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 2020-11-08. Again in France we can come up with a list of nearly 20 ports which were involved with the trade at some point but there were four principal slaving ports: Nantes, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and Le Havre. Over the period, Nantes sent 45% of all the ships in the French trade the other three sending 11% of the trade each and the rest shared between the other ports.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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