Blain, Loire-Atlantique

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Blain
Banks of the canal de Nantes à Brest and the Château de Blain.
Banks of the canal de Nantes à Brest and the Château de Blain.
Coat of arms of Blain
Coat of arms
Blain is located in France
Blain
Blain
Coordinates: 47°28′37″N 1°45′44″W / 47.4769°N 1.7622°W / 47.4769; -1.7622Coordinates: 47°28′37″N 1°45′44″W / 47.4769°N 1.7622°W / 47.4769; -1.7622
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Châteaubriant
Canton Blain
Intercommunality Région de Blain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Leroux
Area
 • Land1 101.72 km2 (39.27 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 9,284
 • Population2 density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44015 / 44130
Elevation 7–44 m (23–144 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.

Blain is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 4,085 —    
1800 4,500 +10.2%
1806 4,215 −6.3%
1821 4,476 +6.2%
1831 4,899 +9.5%
1836 4,553 −7.1%
1841 5,441 +19.5%
1846 5,896 +8.4%
1851 6,170 +4.6%
1856 6,502 +5.4%
1861 6,781 +4.3%
1866 6,865 +1.2%
1872 6,825 −0.6%
1876 6,807 −0.3%
1881 6,660 −2.2%
1886 6,728 +1.0%
1891 6,787 +0.9%
1896 6,601 −2.7%
1901 6,618 +0.3%
1906 6,737 +1.8%
1911 6,625 −1.7%
1921 5,962 −10.0%
1926 5,880 −1.4%
1931 5,978 +1.7%
1936 5,851 −2.1%
1946 5,801 −0.9%
1954 5,659 −2.4%
1962 6,531 +15.4%
1968 7,052 +8.0%
1975 7,153 +1.4%
1982 7,366 +3.0%
1990 7,434 +0.9%
1999 7,731 +4.0%
2004 8,171 +5.7%
2006 8,544 +4.6%
2009 9,284 +8.7%

International relations[edit]

Blain is twinned with the market town of Royal Wootton Bassett, England.

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