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The town hall in Derval
The town hall in Derval
Coat of arms of Derval
Coat of arms
Derval is located in France
Coordinates: 47°40′06″N 1°40′12″W / 47.6683°N 1.67°W / 47.6683; -1.67Coordinates: 47°40′06″N 1°40′12″W / 47.6683°N 1.67°W / 47.6683; -1.67
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Châteaubriant
Canton Derval
Intercommunality secteur de Derval
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Louër
Area1 63.51 km2 (24.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,881
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44051 / 44590
Elevation 8–77 m (26–253 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.
This article is about the place in France. For the Irish name, see Dervla.

Derval is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Derval is twinned with Llanidloes, a small town in Wales.


The river Chère forms all of the commune's northern border.

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