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Sarthe
Coat of Arms of Sarthe
The Sarthe coat of arms
Location
Administration
Department number: 72
Region: Pays de la Loire
Prefecture: Le Mans
Subprefectures: La Flèche
Mamers
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 40
Communes: 375
President of the General Council: Roland du Luart
Statistics
Population Ranked 47th
 -1999 529,851
Population density: 85/km²
Land area¹: 6206 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France
The Château de Boisclaireau, residence of the Gueroust family, Counts of Boisclaireau, in Sarthe.
The Château de Boisclaireau, residence of the Gueroust family, Counts of Boisclaireau, in Sarthe.

Sarthe is a French département, named after the Sarthe River. Image File history File links Blason72. ... 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. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Capital Nantes Land area¹ 32,082 km² Regional President Jacques Auxiette (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Le Mans is a city in France, located at the Sarthe River. ... 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. ... La Flèche is a commune of the Sarthe département in France, on the banks of the Loir river. ... Mamers is a commune of the Sarthe département, in France. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... Arrondissements of the Sarthe département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ... 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 40 cantons of the Sarthe department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Brûlon La Flèche Le Lude Malicorne-sur-Sarthe Mayet Pontvallain Sablé-sur-Sarthe Beaumont-sur-Sarthe Bonnétable La Ferté-Bernard La Fresnaye-sur-Chédouet Fresnay-sur-Sarthe Mamers... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 375 communes of the Sarthe département, in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... 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. ... Image File history File links ChateauBoisclaireau1. ... Image File history File links ChateauBoisclaireau1. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Sarthe is a river in western France. ...

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History

The département was created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790, pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, starting from a part of province of Maine which divided into two departements, the Sarthe and the Mayenne.[1] The French Revolution (1789–1799) was a vital period in the history of France and Europe as a whole. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Maine is one of the traditional provinces of France. ...


Geography

The département of Sarthe forms part of the région Pays-de-la-Loire. It borders on the départements of Orne, Eure-et-Loir, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire and Mayenne. {{ Haute-Normandie ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Nantes Regional President Jacques Auxiette (PS) (since 2004) Departments Loire-Atlantique Mayenne Maine-et-Loire Sarthe Vendée Arrondissements 17 Cantons 192 Communes 1,503 Statistics Land area1 32,082 km² Population (Ranked 5th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... Orne is a département in the northwest of France named after the Orne River. ... Eure-et-Loir is a French département, named after the Eure and Loir rivers. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Maine-et-Loire is a département in west-central France. ... Mayenne is a département in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. ...


See also

  • Cantons of the Sarthe département
  • Communes of the Sarthe département
  • Arrondissements of the Sarthe département

The following is a list of the 40 cantons of the Sarthe department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Brûlon La Flèche Le Lude Malicorne-sur-Sarthe Mayet Pontvallain Sablé-sur-Sarthe Beaumont-sur-Sarthe Bonnétable La Ferté-Bernard La Fresnaye-sur-Chédouet Fresnay-sur-Sarthe Mamers... The following is a list of the 375 communes of the Sarthe département, in France. ... Arrondissements of the Sarthe département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ...

External links

  • Préfecture
  • Conseil général
  • le portail de la Sarthe
  • Sarthemag.fr
  • Sarthe sur Wikitravel
  • Histoire La Bruère sur Loir
  • Les caractéristiques physiques et climatiques de la Sarthe

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The highest point (on the boundary towards Orne) is 1115 ft. The Sarthe flows past Le Mans and Sable, receiving the Merdereau and the Vegre from the right, and the Orne Saosnoise and the Huisne from the left.
There are three distinct districts: - the corn lands to the north of the Sarthe and the Huisne; the region of barren land and moor, partly planted with pine, between those two streams and the Loir; and the winegrowing country to the south of the Loir.
Sarthe ranks high among French departments in the production of barley, and more hemp is grown here than in any other department.
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