Saint-Herblain

Saint-Herblain (French: [sɛ̃.t‿ɛʁblɛ̃] (About this soundlisten); Breton: Sant-Ervlan) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Saint-Herblain
The church of Saint-Hermeland, in Saint-Herblain
The church of Saint-Hermeland, in Saint-Herblain
Coat of arms of Saint-Herblain
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain is located in France
Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain is located in Pays de la Loire
Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain
Coordinates: 47°12′44″N 1°38′59″W / 47.2122°N 1.6497°W / 47.2122; -1.6497Coordinates: 47°12′44″N 1°38′59″W / 47.2122°N 1.6497°W / 47.2122; -1.6497
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementNantes
CantonSaint-Herblain-1 and 2
IntercommunalityNantes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Bertrand Affilé
Area
1
30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
46,268
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44162 /44800
Elevation1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Nantes, and lies adjacent to its west side.

HistoryEdit

The commune is named after the 7th-century AD Saint Hermeland (French: Herblain and other names; Hermelandus in Breton and Latin), abbot and confessor under the Frankish king Chlothar III.

Breton languageEdit

In 2008, 0,36% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education. The school network in Breton Diwan has opened a college in Saint-Herblain, the first in the area.

TransportEdit

The Gare de Basse-Indre-Saint-Herblain railway station is served by regional trains between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire.

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Saint-Herblain is twinned with:[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Les relations internationales". saint-herblain.fr (in French). Saint-Herblain. Retrieved 2019-11-18.

External linksEdit