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Vienne
Coat of Arms of Vienne
Location
Location of Vienne in France
Administration
Department number: 86
Region: Poitou-Charentes
Prefecture: Poitiers
Subprefectures: Châtellerault
Montmorillon
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 38
Communes: 281
President of the General Council: Claude Bertaud
Statistics
Population Ranked 56th
 -1999 399,024
Population density: 57/km2
Land area¹: 6990 km2
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

Vienne is a département of France, named after the river Vienne.

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Viennese History

Vienne is one of the original 83 departments, established on March 4, 1790 during the French Revolution. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Poitou, Touraine, and Berry.

Viennese economy

Goat cheese making is an important industry of Vienne.

Tourism and Sights

The French Vienne department is known as "The land of Futuroscope" Among the most famous tourist sites: the Futuroscope theme park, Poitiers (city of Art and History), the Abbey Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, a UNESCO world heritage site, the animal parks of Monkey's Valley & Crocodile Planet.

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Coordinates: 46°30′N 00°30′E / 46.5°N 0.5°E / 46.5; 0.5


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Vienne is a département in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France.

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1911 encyclopedia

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also vienne

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French

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Vienne f.

  1. Vienna, the capital city of Austria
  2. French city in Isère
  3. department Vienne
  4. river

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