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Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Coat of arms of Blois
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Blois
Intercommunality Blois
Area1 37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population (2012) 45,903
 • Density 1,225.39/km2 (3,173.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 41018 /41000
Elevation 63–135 m (207–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m or 240 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Blois is a city in France on the Loire river, the prefecture of the Loir-et-Cher department.

It is very famous for its Renaissance chateau which was for many years a royal residence.


Twin towns

These are the twin towns of Blois:

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