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Coat of arms of Challans
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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
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Les Sables-d'Olonne
Canton Challans
Intercommunality Marais et bocage
Area
1
64.84 km2 (25.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
18,349
 • Density 282.989/km2 (732.94/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85047 /85300
Elevation 1–64 m (3.3–210.0 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Challans is a commune. It is found in the region Pays de la Loire in the Vendée department in the west of France.

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