Blain, Loire-Atlantique

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Blain
Commune
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
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Blain is located in Pays de la Loire
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-Ancenis
Canton Blain
Intercommunality Région de Blain
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Leroux
Area1 101.72 km2 (39.27 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 9,284
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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]

The commune includes the small town of Blain and the villages of Saint-Émilien-de-Blain and La Chaussée.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
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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