La Chapelle-des-Marais

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La Chapelle-des-Marais
The town hall in La Chapelle-des-Marais
The town hall in La Chapelle-des-Marais
Coat of arms of La Chapelle-des-Marais
Coat of arms
Location of La Chapelle-des-Marais
La Chapelle-des-Marais is located in France
La Chapelle-des-Marais
La Chapelle-des-Marais
La Chapelle-des-Marais is located in Pays de la Loire
La Chapelle-des-Marais
La Chapelle-des-Marais
Coordinates: 47°26′53″N 2°14′25″W / 47.4481°N 2.2403°W / 47.4481; -2.2403Coordinates: 47°26′53″N 2°14′25″W / 47.4481°N 2.2403°W / 47.4481; -2.2403
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementSaint-Nazaire
CantonGuérande
Intercommunalityrégion nazairienne et l'estuaire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Franck Hervy (PS)
Area
1
18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
3,199
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Marais Chapelaines, Marais Chapelains
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44030 /44410
Elevation0–11 m (0–36 ft)
Websitewww.chapelledesmarais.com
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.

La Chapelle-des-Marais is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.La Chapelle-des-Marais is located 25 km north of Saint-Nazaire, 42 km south of Redon, 57 km east of Vannes and 67 km west of Nantes. The neighboring municipalities of La Chapelle-des-Marais are Herbignac, Saint-Joachim, Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne and Missillac.[1]

History[edit]

The territory of La Chapelle-des-Marais commune has two distinct parts: the "mainland" where the village developed and which is home to some "small villages" and the marsh surrounding the Mayun peninsula and the twin islands of Camer-Camerun.

In 1846, the region had 1,900 inhabitants. Two-thirds of them worked and lived in the two large villages of Mayun and Camer-Camerun. With 330 inhabitants, the Bourg only gathered 17% of the total population. It contained the church, the school and the few services and businesses necessary for the economic and social life of a territory whose main activities were related to the agriculture.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Localiser la Chapelle des Marais".
  2. ^ "L'histoire de la Chapelle des Marais".

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