Carquefou

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Carquefou
Carquefou église.jpg
Coat of arms of Carquefou
Coat of arms
Carquefou is located in France
Carquefou
Carquefou
Coordinates: 47°17′51″N 1°29′29″W / 47.2975°N 1.4914°W / 47.2975; -1.4914Coordinates: 47°17′51″N 1°29′29″W / 47.2975°N 1.4914°W / 47.2975; -1.4914
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Carquefou
Intercommunality Nantes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Guillet
Area
 • Land1 43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 17,898
 • Population2 density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44026 / 44470
Elevation 1–76 m (3.3–249.3 ft)
Website http://www.mairie-carquefou.fr/

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.

Carquefou (Breton: Kerc'hfaou) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique, department in the region Pays de la Loire, in western France. Carquefou is also in Brittany.

Sport[edit]

In 2008, the local football team Union Sportive Jeanne d'Arc Carquefou reached the quarter finals of the French Cup after a win over the 8-times national champions Olympique de Marseille on March 19, putting the town in the national headlines.

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