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Loiret
Coat of Arms of Loiret
Location
Location of Loiret in France
Administration
Department number: 45
Region: Centre
Prefecture: Orléans
Subprefectures: Montargis
Pithiviers
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 41
Communes: 334
President of the General Council: Eric Doligé
UMP
Statistics
Population Ranked 35th
 -1999 618,126
Population density: 91/km2
Land area¹: 6775 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Loiret is a department in north-central France named after the river Loiret.

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History

Loiret is one of the original 83 departments that was created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Orléanais.

Geography

Loiret is part of the current region of Centre and is surrounded by the departments of Seine-et-Marne, Yonne, Nièvre, Cher, Loir-et-Cher, and Eure-et-Loir.

Tourism

Orléans is a popular tourist destination, with its cathedral of Ste. Croix.

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Coordinates: 47°55′N 02°10′E / 47.917°N 2.167°E / 47.917; 2.167

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