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Bridge over the Loire in Blois
Coat of arms of Blois
Blois is located in France
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loir-et-Cher
Arrondissement Blois
Intercommunality Blois
Mayor Marc Gricourt (PS)
Elevation 63–135 m (207–443 ft)
(avg. 73 m/240 ft)
Land area1 37.46 km2 (14.46 sq mi)
Population2 47,854  (2007)
 - Density 1,277/km2 (3,310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 41018/ 41000
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Coordinates: 47°35′38″N 1°19′41″E / 47.5939°N 1.3281°E / 47.5939; 1.3281

Blois is the capital of the Loir-et-Cher department in the central part of France. It is found by the Loire River between Orléans and Tours.

Twin towns

These are the twin towns of Blois:

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