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Loire-Atlantique

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Loire-Atlantique
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Coat of Arms de la Loire-Atlantique


Details
Information
Number44
RegionPays de la Loire
PrefectureNantes
SubprefectureAncenis
Châteaubriant
Saint-Nazaire
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 13th


1,134,266


166 /km²
Area6,815 km²
Arrondissements4
Cantons59
Communes221
President of the
general council
Patrick Mareschal
Location
Location of de la Loire-Atlantique in France

Loire-Atlantique (formerly Loire-Inférieure) is a département on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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History

Loire-Inférieure was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was renamed in 1957. It was originally part of Brittany, and contains what many people consider to be Brittany's capital, Nantes. There is a popular campaign to have it reintegrated in Brittany.

Geography

Loire-Atlantique is part of the current region of Pays-de-la-Loire (return to Brittany is claimed by a part of the population) and is surrounded by the departments of Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine, Maine-et-Loire, and Vendée, with the Atlantic on the west.

Culture

The Breton language is an important issue, with many supporting bilingual education.

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