Mayenne

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Mayenne
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Coat of Arms de la Mayenne


Details
Information
Number53
RegionPays de la Loire
PrefectureLaval
SubprefectureChâteau-Gontier
Mayenne
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 77th


285,338


55 /km²
Area5,175 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons32
Communes261
President of the
general council
Jean Arthuis
Location
Location of de la Mayenne in France

Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River.

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History

Mayenne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from 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.

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