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The château in Varades
The château in Varades
Coat of arms of Varades
Coat of arms
Varades is located in France
Coordinates: 47°23′07″N 1°01′44″W / 47.3853°N 1.0289°W / 47.3853; -1.0289Coordinates: 47°23′07″N 1°01′44″W / 47.3853°N 1.0289°W / 47.3853; -1.0289
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Ancenis
Canton Ancenis
Intercommunality Pays d'Ancenis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Gautier
Area1 45.82 km2 (17.69 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,527
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 44213 /44370
Elevation 7–74 m (23–243 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.

Varades is a former commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Loireauxence.[1]


Varades has since August 2009 been twinned with the small Welsh town of Knighton.[2]

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 18 December 2015
  2. ^ "Knighton Twinning Association". Retrieved 23 November 2009.