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Loire
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Coat of Arms de la Loire


Details
Information
Number42
RegionRhône-Alpes
PrefectureSaint-Étienne
SubprefecturesMontbrison
Roanne
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 27th


728,524


152 /km²
Area4,781 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons40
Communes327
President of the
general council
Pascal Clément
Location
Location of de la Loirein France

Loire is a département in the east-central part of France occupying the Loire River's upper reaches. Its name comes from the Loire River.

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History

Loire was created in 1793 when the original department of Rhône-et-Loire was split.

Its capitals have been the following:

  • Feurs from 1793-1795
  • Montbrison from 1795-1855
  • Saint-Étienne since 1855

Geography

Loire is part of the current region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire.

The Loire crosses the department from south to north.

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.

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