Saint-Nazaire is a commune in Loire-Atlantique department, western France, in traditional Brittany. Saint-Nazaire has a major harbour, located on the right bank of Loire River estuary, close to the Atlantic Ocean. Its total area is 46.79 km2 (18.07 ml2). In 2006 the population of Saint-Nazaire was 71,370 people.
The town is situated at the south of the 2nd-largest swamp in France, named "la Briere". Given its location, the town of Saint-Nazaire has long traditions of fishing and shipbuilding. Chantiers de l'Atlantique, which is one of the world's largest shipyards, has constructed iconic superliners, including RMS Queen Mary 2, SS France, SS Normandie and Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world as of 2016.
The previously small village until industrial area quickly became a large town in the 2nd half of 19th century, due to the the growth of the seaport and construction of railways. Saint-Nazaire increasingly replaced Nantes as the haven on Loire estuary. It was one of the most damaged in France during WWII. Being an important marine base for the Nazis, Saint-Nazaire was subject to British raid in 1942. Until 1945, it was also heavily bombed by the Allies, as well as one of the last territories in Europe liberated from the Nazis, on May 11, 1945.
Highlights: Escal’Atlantic, Loire Estuary, Nantes
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19 April, 2017
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