Loiret

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Loiret
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Coat of Arms du Loiret


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Information
Number45
RégionCentre
PréfectureOrléans
SubprefectureMontargis
Pithiviers
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 35th


618,126


91 /km²
Area6,775 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons41
Communes334
President of the
general council
Éric Doligé
Location
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Location of du Loiret in France

Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River.

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History

Loiret was one of the original 83 departments 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 (Val de Loire) 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 St. Croix.

External links

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