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Loir-et-Cher

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Loir-et-Cher
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Coat of Arms du Loir-et-Cher


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Information
Number 41
Region Centre
Prefecture Blois
Subprefectures Romorantin-Lanthenay
Vendôme
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 69th
314,968
50 /km²
Area 6,343 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 30
Communes 291
President of the
general council
Maurice Leroy
Location
Location of du Loir-et-Cher in France

Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers.

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History

Loir-et-Cher was one of the original 83 provinces created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Orléanais and Touraine.

Geography

Loir-et-Cher is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire) and is surrounded by the departments of Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Cher, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, and Sarthe.

Its main waterways are the rivers Cher and the Loire on which the town of Blois, the préfecture (capital) of the département, is situated.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Loir-et-Chériens.

Tourism

Loir-et-Cher has a number of historic castles, including the following:

External links

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