The church of Saint-Hermeland, in Saint-Herblain

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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
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Saint-Herblain-Est, Saint-Herblain-Ouest-Indre
Intercommunality Urban Community of Nantes
  Mayor (20142020) Bertrand Affilé
Area1 30.02 km2 (11.59 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 43,726
  Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 44162 / 44800
Elevation 1–64 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 (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.

Breton language

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.


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

Twin cities

Saint-Herblain has town twinning and cooperation agreements with:

See also


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