Saint-Herblain

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Saint-Herblain
The church of Saint-Hermeland, in Saint-Herblain
The church of Saint-Hermeland, in Saint-Herblain
Coat of arms of Saint-Herblain
Coat of arms
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 (2014–2020) Bertrand Affilé
Area
1
30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population
(1999)2
43,726
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Herblain (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.t‿ɛʁblɛ̃]; Breton: Sant-Ervlan) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western 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.

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 cities[edit]

Saint-Herblain has town twinning and cooperation agreements with:

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