Saint-Herblain

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Saint-Herblain
Commune
Saint-Herblain église Saint-Hermeland.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Herblain
Location of Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain is located in France
Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain is located in Pays de la Loire
Saint-Herblain
Saint-Herblain
Coordinates: 47°12′44″N 1°38′59″W / 47.2122°N 1.6497°W / 47.2122; -1.6497Coordinates: 47°12′44″N 1°38′59″W / 47.2122°N 1.6497°W / 47.2122; -1.6497
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementNantes
CantonSaint-Herblain-1 and 2
IntercommunalityNantes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Bertrand Affilé
Area
1
30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
46,352
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44162 /44800
Elevation1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Herblain (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃t‿ɛʁblɛ̃] (About this soundlisten); Breton: Sant-Ervlan, pronounced [ˈsãnt ɛrvlãn]) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department, administrative region of Pays de la Loire (Brittany as historical region), France.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Nantes, and lies adjacent to its west side.

History[edit]

The commune is named after the 7th-century AD Saint Hermeland (French: Herblain and other names; Hermelandus in Breton and Latin), abbot and confessor under the Frankish king Chlothar III.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 2,000—    
1800 1,830−1.26%
1806 2,302+3.90%
1821 2,192−0.33%
1831 2,388+0.86%
1841 2,375−0.05%
1846 2,267−0.93%
1851 2,410+1.23%
1856 2,449+0.32%
1861 2,482+0.27%
1866 2,607+0.99%
1872 2,578−0.19%
1876 2,611+0.32%
1881 2,569−0.32%
1886 2,603+0.26%
1891 2,683+0.61%
1896 2,508−1.34%
1901 2,535+0.21%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1906 2,589+0.42%
1911 2,664+0.57%
1921 2,874+0.76%
1926 3,345+3.08%
1931 3,981+3.54%
1936 4,678+3.28%
1946 5,506+1.64%
1954 7,636+4.17%
1962 11,990+5.80%
1968 17,568+6.57%
1975 39,867+12.42%
1982 41,958+0.73%
1990 42,774+0.24%
1999 43,726+0.24%
2007 43,516−0.06%
2012 43,287−0.11%
2017 46,268+1.34%
Source: EHESS[2] and INSEE (1968-2017)[3]

Breton language[edit]

In 2008, 0,36% of the children attended the bilingual schools in primary education. The school network in Breton Diwan has opened a college in Saint-Herblain, the first in the area.

Transport[edit]

The Gare de Basse-Indre-Saint-Herblain railway station is served by regional trains between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire.

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Saint-Herblain is twinned with:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Saint-Herblain, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ "Les relations internationales". saint-herblain.fr (in French). Saint-Herblain. Retrieved 2019-11-18.

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