La Planche

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La Planche
Coat of arms of La Planche
Coat of arms
La Planche is located in France
La Planche
La Planche
Coordinates: 47°01′02″N 1°26′03″W / 47.0172°N 1.4342°W / 47.0172; -1.4342Coordinates: 47°01′02″N 1°26′03″W / 47.0172°N 1.4342°W / 47.0172; -1.4342
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Aigrefeuille-sur-Maine
Intercommunality vallée de Clisson
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Richard
Area1 24.42 km2 (9.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,269
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Planchots, Planchottes
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 44127 /44140
Elevation 13–52 m (43–171 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.

La Planche is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France. It is situated at 25 km (16 miles) south from Nantes, the prefecture of both the department and the region. The 1973 Nantes mid-air collision took place above La Planche.

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