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Carquefou

Carquefou

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Carquefou
Carquefou

Coordinates: 47°17′51″N 1°29′29″W / 47.2975°N 1.4914°W / 47.2975; -1.4914Coordinates: 47°17′51″N 1°29′29″W / 47.2975°N 1.4914°W / 47.2975; -1.4914

Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Carquefou
Intercommunality Nantes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Guillet
Area
 • Land1 43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 17,898
 • Population2 density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44026 / 44470
Elevation 1–76 m (3.3–249.3 ft)
Website http://www.mairie-carquefou.fr/

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.

Carquefou (Breton: Kerc'hfaou) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique, department in the region Pays de la Loire, in western France. Carquefou is also in Brittany.

Sport

In 2008, the local football team Union Sportive Jeanne d'Arc Carquefou reached the quarter finals of the French Cup after a win over the 8-times national champions Olympique de Marseille on March 19, putting the town in the national headlines.

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