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Coat of arms of Challans
Coat of arms
Challans is located in France
Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Challans
Intercommunality Marais et bocage
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Serge Rondeau
Area1 64.84 km2 (25.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 18,349
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 85047 / 85300
Elevation 1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 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.

Challans is a commune in the Vendée département in the Pays de la Loire région in western France.

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