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[1]
Area
1
30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
47,415
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/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] (listen); 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.[3]

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[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

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:[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Saint-Herblain, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  6. ^ "Les relations internationales". saint-herblain.fr (in French). Saint-Herblain. Retrieved 2019-11-18.

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