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French depairtment

Maine-et-Loire (French pronunciation: ​[mɛn.e.lwaʁ]) is a depairtment in wast-central Fraunce, in the Pays de la Loire region.

Coat o airms o Maine-et-Loire
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Location o Maine-et-Loire in Fraunce
Location o Maine-et-Loire in Fraunce
Coordinates: 47°27′N 0°36′E / 47.450°N 0.600°E / 47.450; 0.600
Kintra France
Region Pays de la Loire
Prefectur Angers
Subprefecturs Cholet
 • Preses o the General Cooncil Christophe Béchu (UMP)
 • Total 7,166 km2 (2,767 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Tot 732,942
 • Rank 27t
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Depairtment number 49
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 41
Communes 363
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

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See an aa: Anjou

Maine-et-Loire is ane o the oreeginal 83 depairtments creatit durin the French Revolution on 4 Mairch 1790. Oreeginally it wis cried Mayenne-et-Loire, but its name wis chyngit tae Maine-et-Loire in 1791. It wis creatit frae pairt o the umwhile province o Anjou. Its present name is drawn frae the umwhile province o Maine an the Loire River, which runs through it.


Maine-et-Loire is pairt o the current region o Pays-de-la-Loire an is surroondit bi the depairtments o Ille-et-Vilaine, Mayenne, Sarthe, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, an Loire-Atlantique.

It haes a varied landscape, wi forestit ranges o hills in the sooth an north separatit bi the valley o the Loire. The heichest point is Colline des Gardes (689 feet/210m).

The area has many navigable rivers such as the Loire, Sarthe, Mayenne, Loir, and Authion.


The inhabitants o Maine-et-Loire are cried Angevins, frae the umwhile province o Anjou.


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