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Loire
Coat of Arms of Loire
Coat of arms of the Loire department
Location
Administration
Department number: 42
Region: Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture: Saint-Étienne
Subprefectures: Montbrison
Roanne
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 40
Communes: 327
President of the General Council: Pascal Clément
Statistics
Population Ranked 27th
 -1999 728,524
Population density: 152/km²
Land area¹: 4781 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France

Loire is an administrative department in the east-central part of France occupying the River Loire's upper reaches. Image File history File links Blason42. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... Departments (French: départements) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Lyon Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Departments Ain Ardèche Drôme Isère Loire Rhône Savoie Haute-Savoie Arrondissements 25 Cantons 335 Communes 2,879 Statistics Land area1 43,698 km² Population (Ranked 2nd)  - January 1, 2006... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... This article is about the French commune. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Montbrison is a commune of the Loire département, in France. ... Roanne is a town and commune in southern France in the Loire département, about 90km north-west of Lyon. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Loire department are: Arrondissement of Montbrison, (subprefecture: Montbrison) with 10 cantons and 138 communes. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The following is a list of the 41 cantons of the Loire department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Boën Chazelles-sur-Lyon Feurs Montbrison Noirétable Saint-Bonnet-le-Château Saint-Galmier Saint-Georges-en-Couzan Saint-Jean-Soleymieux Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert Belmont-de-la-Loire Charlieu... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 327 communes of the Loire département, in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Categories: | ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The Loire River (pronounced in French), the longest river in France with a length of just over 1000 km, drains an area of 117,000 km², more than a fifth of France. ... Loire Valley (French: Vallée de la Loire) is known as the Garden of France and the Cradle of the French Language. ... Departments (French: départements) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... The Loire River, the longest river in France with a length of just over 1000 km, drains an area of 117,000 km², more than a fifth of France. ...

Contents

History

Loire was created in 1793 when the original department of Rhône-et-Loire was split. Rhône-et-Loire was a département of France whose préfecture (capital) was Lyon. ...


Its capitals have been the following:

Feurs is a commune of the Loire département, in France. ... Montbrison is a commune of the Loire département, in France. ... This article is about the French commune. ...

Geography

Loire is part of the current administrative region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Lyon Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Departments Ain Ardèche Drôme Isère Loire Rhône Savoie Haute-Savoie Arrondissements 25 Cantons 335 Communes 2,879 Statistics Land area1 43,698 km² Population (Ranked 2nd)  - January 1, 2006... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... Ardèche (Occitan: Ardecha) is a department in south-central France named after the Ardèche River. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Building of the Conseil Général of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in Clermont-Ferrand Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Puy-de-Dôme Puy-de-Dôme is a département. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Saône-et-Loire is a French département, named after the Saône and the Loire rivers between which it lies. ...


The River Loire traverses the department from south to north.


The Loire department is split into three arrondissements:

The arrondissement of Montbrison is an arrondissement of France, located in the Loire department, in the Rhône-Alpes region. ... The arrondissement of Roanne is an arrondissement of France, located in the Loire département, of the Rhône-Alpes région. ... The arrondissement of Saint-Étienne is an arrondissement of France, located in the Loire département, of the Rhône-Alpes région. ...

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Ligériens.


The industrial city of Saint-Étienne with its suburbs contains some 290,000 of the area's 728,542 inhabitants. This article is about the French commune. ...


External links

  • (French) Prefecture website
  • (French) General Council website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Loire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (148 words)
Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire River's upper reaches.
Loire is part of the current region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the départements of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire.
The Loire crosses the département from south to north.
Loire River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
The Loire River (pronounced /lwaʁ/ in French), the longest river in France with a length of just over 1000 km, drains an area of 117,000 km², more than a fifth of France.
The name "Loire" comes from Latin Liger, which is itself a transcription of the native Gaulish (Celtic) name of the river.
As a result, the Loire is a very popular river for boating excusions, flowing through a pastoral countryside, past limestone cliffs and storybook castles.
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