Challans

Challans is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Challans
The church tower in Challans
The church tower in Challans
Coat of arms of Challans
Coat of arms
Location of Challans
Challans is located in France
Challans
Challans
Challans is located in Pays de la Loire
Challans
Challans
Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781Coordinates: 46°50′48″N 1°52′41″W / 46.8467°N 1.8781°W / 46.8467; -1.8781
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementLes Sables-d'Olonne
CantonChallans
IntercommunalityMarais et bocage
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Rémi Pascreau[1]
Area
1
64.84 km2 (25.03 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
20,898
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85047 /85300
Elevation1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 ft)
Websitechallans.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 2,500—    
1800 2,783+1.54%
1806 2,928+0.85%
1821 3,307+0.81%
1831 3,288−0.06%
1836 3,640+2.05%
1841 3,832+1.03%
1846 4,153+1.62%
1851 4,135−0.09%
1856 4,167+0.15%
1861 4,178+0.05%
1866 4,486+1.43%
1872 4,631+0.53%
1876 4,782+0.81%
1881 4,917+0.56%
1886 5,172+1.02%
1891 5,274+0.39%
1896 5,453+0.67%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 5,508+0.20%
1906 5,463−0.16%
1911 5,877+1.47%
1921 5,407−0.83%
1926 5,609+0.74%
1931 5,469−0.50%
1936 5,704+0.84%
1946 5,643−0.11%
1954 5,828+0.40%
1962 6,962+2.25%
1968 8,558+3.50%
1975 11,794+4.69%
1982 12,845+1.23%
1990 14,203+1.26%
1999 16,132+1.43%
2007 18,035+1.40%
2012 19,107+1.16%
2017 20,622+1.54%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Pauline de Lézardière, born Challans, 25 March 1754, died Proustière Castle, Poiroux, 8 February 1835. Historian

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Challans is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Challans, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE