La Chapelle-des-Marais is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.La Chapelle-des-Marais is located 25 km north of Saint-Nazaire, 42 km south of Redon, 57 km east of Vannes and 67 km west of Nantes. The neighboring municipalities of La Chapelle-des-Marais are Herbignac, Saint-Joachim, Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne and Missillac.
The town hall in La Chapelle-des-Marais
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|Intercommunality||région nazairienne et l'estuaire|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Franck Hervy (PS)|
|18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Marais Chapelaines, Marais Chapelains|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–11 m (0–36 ft)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The territory of La Chapelle-des-Marais commune has two distinct parts: the "mainland" where the village developed and which is home to some "small villages" and the marsh surrounding the Mayun peninsula and the twin islands of Camer-Camerun.
In 1846, the region had 1,900 inhabitants. Two-thirds of them worked and lived in the two large villages of Mayun and Camer-Camerun. With 330 inhabitants, the Bourg only gathered 17% of the total population. It contained the church, the school and the few services and businesses necessary for the economic and social life of a territory whose main activities were related to the agriculture.
- Communes of the Loire-Atlantique department
- FC La Chapelle-des-Marais
- Parc naturel régional de Brière
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