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Indre-et-Loire

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Département d'Indre-et-Loire
Coat of Arms d'Indre-et-Loire
Details
Information
Number37
RegionCentre
PrefectureTours
SubprefecturesChinon
Loches
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 41st
554,003
90 /kmò
Area6,127 kmò
Arrondissementss3
Cantons37
Communes277
President of the
general council
XX
Location
Location of d'Indre-et-Loire in France

Indre-et-Loire is a département in west central France, originally known as the province of Touraine. It is named after the Indre and the Loire rivers.

The département is marked by fertile valleys and has four significant rivers: the Loire, the Cher, the Vienne, and the Creuse.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Sights
3 Geography

History

Tours, the préfecture (capital), was a centre of learning in the early Middle Ages.

Sights

Indre-et-Loire is the home to numerous outstanding medieval chateaux that are open to the public.

Geography

Significant towns in Indre-et-Loire include Amboise.

Indre-et-Loire mapEnlarge

Indre-et-Loire map



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