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The church of Carquefou
The church of Carquefou
Coat of arms of Carquefou
Coat of arms
Carquefou is located in France
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Carquefou is located in Pays de la Loire
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
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Véronique Dubettier-Grenier
Area1 43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 18,022
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Carquefolienne, Carquefolien
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 44026 /44470
Elevation 1–76 m (3.3–249.3 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.

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.


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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