Nantes

Allée Jacques Berque, Centre-Ville, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
 
 
Nantes is a minor waterways place at the end of the Canal de Nantes a Brest (Est) - Nantes to Redon; past Canal de Nantes a Brest - Embranchement D'Bellion Jonction (Junction of the Canal de Nantes a Brest with the Embranchement D'Bellion) (87.82 kilometres and 16 locks to the northwest).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Canal de Nantes a Brest - Embranchement D'Bellion Jonction is Ecluse 1 St-Felix; 0.22 kilometres away.

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Nantes (French pronunciation: ​[nɑ̃t]) (Gallo: Naunnt or Nantt (pronounced: [nɑ̃t] or [nɑ̃ːt]); Breton: Naoned pronounced [ˈnɑ̃wnət])) is a city in western France, located on the Loire River, 50 km (31 mi) from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth largest in France, with almost 300,000 inhabitants within its administrative limits, and an urban area of 600,000 inhabitants. Together with Saint-Nazaire, a seaport located on the Loire estuary, Nantes forms the main metropolis of north-western France.

Nantes is the administrative seat of the Loire-Atlantique département and of the Pays de la Loire région, one of the 18 regions of France. Historically and culturally, Nantes belongs to the former duchy and province of Brittany. The fact that it is not part of the modern administrative region of Brittany is subject to debate.

Nantes appeared during Protohistoric times as a port on the Loire. It was the capital of the Namnetes people in ancient Gaul. Around the 5th century, Nantes became the seat of a bishopric and a Frankish county. It was conquered by the Breton people in 851 and gradually became the largest city of Brittany. Nantes was the main residence of the dukes of Brittany in the 15th century, but after the Union of Brittany and France in 1532, Rennes imposed itself as the capital of the province. Throughout the modern era, Nantes was the largest harbour in France. It played a key role in the slave trade and the establishment of the French colonial empire. The French Revolution was a period of decline and turmoil for the city as it was a royalist stronghold. In the 19th century, Nantes developed a strong industry, chiefly in ship building and food processing. In the end of the 20th century, Nantes experienced deindustrialisation and reoriented its economy towards services.

In 2012, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked Nantes as a Gamma- world city. It is the fourth highest ranking city in France after Paris, Lyon and Marseilles. The Gamma- category gathers other major cities such as Algiers, Orlando, Porto, Turin and Leipzig. Nantes has often been praised for its quality of life and it was awarded the European Green Capital Award in 2013. The European Commission noted its efforts to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions, its high-quality and well-managed public transport system, and its biodiversity with 3,366 hectares of green spaces and several Natura 2000 zones which guarantee protection of nature in the area.

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