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Mayenne
Coat of Arms of Mayenne
Location
Location of Mayenne in France
Administration
Department number: 53
Region: Pays de la Loire
Prefecture: Laval
Subprefectures: Château-Gontier
Mayenne
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 32
Communes: 261
President of the General Council: Jean Arthuis
Statistics
Population Ranked 77th
 -1999 285,338
Population density: 55/km2
Land area¹: 5175 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.


Mayenne (French pronunciation: [majɛn]) is a department in northwest France named after the Mayenne River.

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History

Mayenne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It constitutes the western part of the former province of Maine.

Geography

Mayenne is part of the current region of Pays de la Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Manche, Orne, Sarthe, Maine-et-Loire, and Ille-et-Vilaine.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Mayennais. This demonym is not the source of the word mayonnaise.

Video games

The town is featured as a level in the World War II video game Call of Duty 3.

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External links

Coordinates: 48°10′N 0°40′W / 48.167°N 0.667°W / 48.167; -0.667

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

There is more than one meaning of Mayenne 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

English

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Proper noun

Singular
Mayenne

Plural
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Mayenne

  1. One of the départements of Pays de la Loire, France (number 53)

Derived terms


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