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Loir-et-Cher

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Loir-et-Cher
Coat of Arms du Loir-et-Cher
Details
Information
Number41
RegionCentre
PrefectureBlois
SubprefecturesRomorantin-Lanthenay
Vendôme
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 69th
314,968
50 /kmò
Area6,343 kmò
Arrondissementss3
Cantons30
Communes291
President of the
general council
XX
Location
Location of du Loir-et-Cher in France

Loir-et-Cher is a French département. It is in the Centre region of north-central France, and was formed from parts of the old provinces of Orléanais and Touraine.

Its main waterways are the rivers Cher and the Loire on which the town of Blois, the préfecture (capital) of the département, is situated.

The département is the site of the Royal château of Blois, Château Cheverny, Château Chaumont, as well as the village of Chambord with its renowned Château de Chambord built by King François I.



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