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Nantes aérien château3.jpg
The Dukes Castle.
Coat of arms of Nantes
Nantes is located in France
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Elevation 2–52 m (6.6–170.6 ft)
Land area1 65.19 km2 (25.17 sq mi)
Population2 291,604  (2012)
 - Density 4,473 /km2 (11,590 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44109/ 44000
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.

Coordinates: 47°07′50″N 1°19′52″W / 47.1305°N 1.331°W / 47.1305; -1.331

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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