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Eure-et-Loir
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Coat of Arms d'Eure-et-Loir


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Number 28
Region Centre
Prefecture Chartres
Subprefectures Châteaudun
Dreux
Nogent-le-Rotrou
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 55th


407,665


69 /km²
Area 5,880 km²
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 29
Communes 403
President of the
general council
Albéric de Montgolfier
Location

Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers.

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History

Eure-et-Loir was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of Orléannais, Perche, and Chartrain.


Geography

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


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Euréliens.


Tourism

The most important tourist attraction is the cathedral of Chartres, with its magnificent stained-glass windows.


Miscellaneous topics

The medias in Eure-et-Loir include the following:

  • Daily newspapers: L'Écho Répulicain, La République du Centre
  • Weekly newspapers: Horizon (agricultural journal), L'Action Républicaine, Le Perche, L'Écho de Brou
  • Local radio and TV stations: Radio Intensité (Châteaudun), RTV (Dreux), Radio Grand Ciel

External links

  • Conseil Général website (http://www.cg28.fr) (in French)
  • Prefecture website (http://www.eure-et-loir.pref.gouv.fr/) (in French)
  • http://www.tourisme28.com/
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