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Indre-et-Loire

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Département d'Indre-et-Loire
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Coat of Arms d'Indre-et-Loire


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Number37
RégionCentre
PréfectureTours
SubprefecturesChinon
Loches
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 41st


554,003


90 /km²
Area6,127 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons37
Communes277
President of the
general council
Marc Pommereau
Location
Location of d'Indre-et-Loire in France

Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers.

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History

Indre-et-Loire was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Touraine.

Tours was a center of learning in the early Middle Ages.

Geography

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

Tourism

Indre-et-Loire is home to numerous outstanding châteaux that are open to the public, among them are the following:

External links

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