Lot-et-Garonne


Lot-et-Garonne
Lot-et-Garonne
—  Department  —

Coat of arms
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Coordinates: 44°20′N 00°30′E / 44.333°N 0.5°E / 44.333; 0.5Coordinates: 44°20′N 00°30′E / 44.333°N 0.5°E / 44.333; 0.5
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Prefecture Agen
Subprefectures Marmande
Nérac
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Government
 – President of the General Council Pierre Camani (Socialist Party)
Area1
 – Total 5,361 km2 (2,069.9 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 – Total 324,170
 – Rank 72nd
 – Density 60.5/km2 (156.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 47
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 40
Communes 319
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Lot-et-Garonne (French: [lɔt‿e ɡaʁɔn], Occitan: Òlt e Garona) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers.

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History

Lot-et-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascogne.

Several of the original southeastern cantons in the arrondissements of Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot were separated from it in 1808 to become a part of the newly ceated department of Tarn-et-Garonne.

Geography

Lot-et-Garonne is part of the current region of Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, Gironde, and Dordogne.

Economy

Food-processing, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals are all major industries of the department.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Lot-et-Garonnais.

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  • Lot-et-Garonne — (spr. lott e garónn ), Departement im südwestlichen Frankreich, nach den Flüssen Lot und Garonne benannt, aus den Landschaften Agenais, Bazadais und Condomois der ehemaligen Provinzen Guyenne und Gascogne gebildet, grenzt im N. an das Depart.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lot-et-Garonne —   [lɔtega rɔn], Département in Südwestfrankreich, Region Aquitanien, um die Mündung des Lot in die Garonne, 5 361 km2, 305 000 Einwohner; Verwaltungssitz: Agen.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lot-et-Garonne — (spr. lott e garónn), franz. Departement, aus Teilen von Guyenne und Gascogne zusammengesetzt, 5385 qkm, (1901) 278.740 E.; Hauptstadt Agen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lot-et-Garonne — Sp Lò ir Garonà Ap Lot et Garonne L Prancūzijos departamentas …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Lot-et-Garonne — /lɒt eɪ gaˈrɒn/ (say lot ay gah ron) noun a department in south western France. 5382 km2. Capital: Agen …   Australian English dictionary


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