Loir-et-Cher


Loir-et-Cher

Infobox_Department_of_France
department=Loir-et-Cher|number=41
region=Centre
prefecture=Blois
subprefectures=Romorantin-Lanthenay
Vendôme
population=314,968|pop_date=1999|pop_rank=69th|density=50
area=6343|area_scale=9
arrond=3|cantons=30|communes=291
president=Maurice Leroy|pres_party=UDF
img_coa=blason41.png

Loir-et-Cher is a department in north-central France named after the rivers Loir and Cher.

History

Loir-et-Cher is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Orléanais and Touraine.

Geography

Loir-et-Cher is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire) and is surrounded by the departments of Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Cher, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, and Sarthe.

Its main rivers are the Loire, on which its prefecture (capital) Blois is situated, the Loir and the Cher.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called "Loir-et-Chériens".

Tourism

Loir-et-Cher has a number of historic castles, including the following:
*Château de Blois
*Château de Chambord
*Château de Chaumont
*Château de Cheverny

ee also

*Cantons of the Loir-et-Cher department
*Communes of the Loir-et-Cher department
*Arrondissements of the Loir-et-Cher department

External links

* [http://www.loir-et-cher.pref.gouv.fr/ Prefecture website]
* [http://www.cg41.fr/ General Council website]
* ODP|Regional/Europe/France/Regions/Centre/Loir-et-Cher|Loir-et-Cher


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  • Loir-et-Cher — (spr. lŭār e schǟr), Departement im Innern Frankreichs, nach den Flüssen Loir und Cher benannt, aus Teilen von Orléanais und der Touraine gebildet, wird begrenzt von den Departements Eureet Loir im N., Loiret im NO., Cher im SO., Indre im S.,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Loir-et-Cher —   [lwaːrɛ ʃɛːr], Département in Mittelfrankreich, Region Centre, an der Loire sowie den Nebenflüssen Loir und Cher, 6 343 km2, 315 000 Einwohner; Verwaltungssitz ist Blois.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Loir-et-Cher — dép. franç., traversé au N. O. par le Loir (affl. de la Sarthe, r. g.); 6 314 km²; 305 937 hab.; ch. l. Blois. V. Centre (Rég.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Loir-et-Cher — Pour les articles homonymes, voir loir. Loir et Cher …   Wikipédia en Français


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