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Chambles is located in France
Coordinates: 45°26′34″N 4°14′20″E / 45.4428°N 4.2389°E / 45.4428; 4.2389Coordinates: 45°26′34″N 4°14′20″E / 45.4428°N 4.2389°E / 45.4428; 4.2389
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Montbrison
Canton Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération Loire Forez
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Giraud
Area1 18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)2 870
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 42042 / 42170
Elevation 360–741 m (1,181–2,431 ft)
(avg. 640 m or 2,100 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.

Chambles is a commune in the Loire department in central France.

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