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Coordinates: 47°10′48″N 1°37′25″W / 47.18°N 1.6236°W / 47.18; -1.6236Coordinates: 47°10′48″N 1°37′25″W / 47.18°N 1.6236°W / 47.18; -1.6236

Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Rezé
Intercommunality Nantes
 • Mayor (2007–2008) Michèle Gressus
 • Land1 31.50 km2 (12.16 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 17,622
 • Population2 density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code Dialling codes 02
Elevation 1–41 m (3.3–134.5 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 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.

Bouguenais (Breton: Kervegon) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France near Nantes.

Bouguenais is home to the Nantes Atlantique Airport.



Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, a regional airline, was headquartered on the grounds of Nantes Atlantique Airport.[1]

Régional was formed on 30 March 2001 with the merger of Regional Airlines, Flandre Air, and Proteus Airlines.[2] Before the formation of Régional, Regional Airlines had its headquarters on the grounds of the airport.[3] Regional Airlines was the largest of the three companies that were merged into the current Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne.[4] In 2013 the airline merged into HOP![5]


List of the mayors of Bouguenais since 1900.[6]

  • 2007-2014: Michèle Gressus
  • 1993-2007: Françoise Verchère (resigned in September 2007)
  • 1971-1993: François Autain
  • 1947-1971: Henri Robichon
  • 1945-1947: Alexandre Gendron
  • 1944-1945: Georges Gaborieau
  • 1941-1944: Élie Leaute
  • 1940-1941: Joseph Bureau
  • 1912-1925: Louis Moreau
  • 1900-1912: Sébastien Guérin

See also

France portal


  • INSEE statistics

External links

  • Webpage about Bouguenais
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