Challans

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Challans
Commune
The church tower in Challans
The church tower in Challans
Coat of arms of Challans
Coat of arms
Challans is located in France
Challans
Challans
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Challans is located in Pays de la Loire
Challans
Challans
Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Challans
Intercommunality Marais et bocage
Government
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Serge Rondeau
Area1 64.84 km2 (25.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 18,349
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 85047 /85300
Elevation 1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 ft)
Website challans.fr

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.

Challans is a commune in the Vendée département in the Pays de la Loire région in western France.

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