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For the Chantonnay meteorite of 1812, see meteorite falls.
The town hall in Chantonnay
The town hall in Chantonnay
Coat of arms of Chantonnay
Coat of arms
Chantonnay is located in France
Coordinates: 46°41′16″N 1°02′58″W / 46.6878°N 1.0494°W / 46.6878; -1.0494Coordinates: 46°41′16″N 1°02′58″W / 46.6878°N 1.0494°W / 46.6878; -1.0494
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement La Roche-sur-Yon
Canton Chantonnay
Intercommunality Deux Lays
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Villette (MPF)
Area1 82.91 km2 (32.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,299
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85051 /85110
Elevation 18–112 m (59–367 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.

Chantonnay is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.


The Lay River flows southwestward through the commune and forms part of its eastern and southern borders.

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