Paimbœuf

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Paimbœuf
The town hall in Paimbœuf
The town hall in Paimbœuf
Coat of arms of Paimbœuf
Coat of arms
Location of Paimbœuf
Paimbœuf is located in France
Paimbœuf
Paimbœuf
Paimbœuf is located in Pays de la Loire
Paimbœuf
Paimbœuf
Coordinates: 47°17′00″N 2°02′00″W / 47.2833°N 2.0333°W / 47.2833; -2.0333Coordinates: 47°17′00″N 2°02′00″W / 47.2833°N 2.0333°W / 47.2833; -2.0333
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementSaint-Nazaire
CantonSaint-Brevin-les-Pins
IntercommunalitySud-Estuaire
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Bahurel (PS)
Area
1
2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,252
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Paimblotines, Paimblotins
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44116 /44560
Elevation0–11 m (0–36 ft)
Websitehttp://www.paimboeuf.fr/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Paimbœuf is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, lying on the south bank of the River Loire upriver from St Nazaire but considerably downriver from Nantes. In the Napoleonic era it was the site of considerable naval shipbuilding. The United States Navy established a naval air station there on 1 March 1918 to operate dirigibles during World War I. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne.[2]

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Van Wyen, Adrian O. (1969). Naval Aviation in World War I. Washington, D.C.: Chief of Naval Operations. p. 61.