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Lot-et-Garonne
Coat of Arms of Lot-et-Garonne
Location
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Administration
Department number: 47
Region: Aquitaine
Prefecture: Agen
Subprefectures: Marmande
Nérac
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Arrondissements: 4
Cantons: 40
Communes: 319
President of the General Council: Pierre Camani
Socialist Party
Statistics
Population Ranked 72nd
 -1999 305,380
Population density: 57/km2
Land area¹: 5361 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Lot-et-Garonne (Occitan: Òlt e Garona) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers.

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History

Lot-et-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascogne. Some of the original southeastern cantons were separated from it in 1808 to form the department of Tarn-et-Garonne.

Geography

Lot-et-Garonne is part of the current region of Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, Gironde, and Dordogne.

Economy

Food-processing, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals are all major industries of the department.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Lot-et-Garonnais.

See also

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Coordinates: 44°20′N 00°30′E / 44.333°N 0.5°E / 44.333; 0.5








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