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Indre-et-Loire
Coat of Arms of Indre-et-Loire
Location
Location of Indre-et-Loire in France
Administration
Department number: 37
Region: Centre
Prefecture: Tours
Subprefectures: Chinon
Loches
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 37
Communes: 277
President of the General Council: Marc Pommereau
Statistics
Population Ranked 41st
 -1999 554,003
Population density: 90/km2
Land area¹: 6127 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Indre-et-Loire is a department in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers.

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History

Indre-et-Loire is one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from the former province of Touraine.

Tours was a center of learning in the early Middle Ages.

Geography

Indre-et-Loire is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire) and is surrounded by the départements of Loir-et-Cher, Indre, Vienne, Maine-et-Loire, and Sarthe.

Politics

The President of the General Council is Claude Roiron of the Socialist Party.

Party seats
Socialist Party 18
Miscellaneous Right 8
Union for a Popular Movement 5
Miscellaneous Left 3
New Centre 2
French Communist Party 1

Tourism

Indre-et-Loire is home to numerous outstanding châteaux that are open to the public, among them are the following:

Map of Indre-et-Loire

See also

External links

Coordinates: 48°15′N 00°40′E / 48.25°N 0.667°E / 48.25; 0.667

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