Saint-Nazaire opens unto the Loire estuary

Facts & Figures

Population: 69,000

Surface : 4,730 hectares (11,688 acres)

The CARENE (Communauté d'agglomération de la région nazairienne et de l'estuaire) represents 115,000 inhabitants and 10 towns.

« Métropole Atlantique » (the  Nantes - Saint-Nazaire area) : 800,000 inhabitants

Economy and employment (numbers/percentage): Industry 20,233 (28%) ; Construction 8,105 (11%) ; Commerce 12,258 (17%) ; Service sector 32,352 (44%).

Commerce: 40,457 square metres of covered commercial surface in the city centre to which have been added 18,000 extra square metres with the shopping centre « Ruban Bleu » (« Blue Riband ») at Ville-Port, near the docks.

Tourist accomodation: 16 hotels and 2 apartment hotels with an overall capacity of 733 rooms; one campsite with 281 pitches.