Orvault

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Orvault
The church of Saint-Léger, in Orvault
The church of Saint-Léger, in Orvault
Coat of arms of Orvault
Coat of arms
Orvault is located in France
Orvault
Orvault
Coordinates: 47°16′18″N 1°37′21″W / 47.2717°N 1.6225°W / 47.2717; -1.6225Coordinates: 47°16′18″N 1°37′21″W / 47.2717°N 1.6225°W / 47.2717; -1.6225
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Orvault
Intercommunality Urban Community of Nantes
Government
 • Mayor (2009–2014) Joseph Parpaillon
Area1 27.67 km2 (10.68 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 23,554
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44114 / 44700
Elevation 7–74 m (23–243 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.

Orvault (Breton: Orvez) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

It is the fourth-largest suburb of the city of Nantes, and is adjacent to it on the northwest.

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