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The Chateau of Challain-la-Potherie
The Chateau of Challain-la-Potherie
Challain-la-Potherie is located in France
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Challain-la-Potherie is located in Pays de la Loire
Coordinates: 47°38′13″N 1°02′43″W / 47.6369°N 1.0453°W / 47.6369; -1.0453Coordinates: 47°38′13″N 1°02′43″W / 47.6369°N 1.0453°W / 47.6369; -1.0453
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Segré
Canton Segré
 • Mayor Clotilde Lebreton
Area1 47.87 km2 (18.48 sq mi)
Population (2006[1])2 801
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 49061 /49440
Elevation 42–106 m (138–348 ft)
(avg. 58 m or 190 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.

Challain-la-Potherie is a village in a commune centred on the town of Cande in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.


In 2010 Challain La Potherie celebrated the tenth anniversary of its accord with the village of Somersham in Suffolk, England. The accord has been very successful with annual coach trips between the two villages - visits alternating year and year about. Many friendships have been formed and the twinning is particularly strong in the number of children and young people involved.

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