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Loire
Coat of Arms of Loire
Location
Location of Loire in France
Administration
Department number: 42
Region: Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture: Saint-Étienne
Subprefectures: Montbrison
Roanne
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 40
Communes: 327
President of the General Council: Bernard Bonne
UMP
Statistics
Population Ranked 27th
 -1999 728,524
Population density: 152/km2
Land area¹: 4781 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Loire (Arpitan: Lêre, Occitan: Léger) is an administrative department in the east-central part of France occupying the River Loire's upper reaches.

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History

Loire was created in 1793 when the original department of Rhône-et-Loire was split.

Its capitals have been the following:

Geography

Loire is part of the current administrative region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire.

The River Loire traverses the department from south to north.

The Loire department is split into three arrondissements:

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Ligériens.

The industrial city of Saint-Étienne with its suburbs contains some 290,000 of the area's 728,542 inhabitants.

See also

External links

Coordinates: 45°05′N 04°05′E / 45.083°N 4.083°E / 45.083; 4.083

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

There is more than one meaning of Loire discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia. We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself. If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Proper noun

Loire

  1. One of the départements of Rhône-Alpes, France
  2. A river of France

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