Lot-et-Garonne

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Lot-et-Garonne
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Coat of Arms du Lot-et-Garonne


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Number47
RegionAquitaine
PrefectureAgen
SubprefectureMarmande
Nérac
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 72nd


305,380


57 /km²
Area5,361 km²
Arrondissements4
Cantons40
Communes319
President of the
general council
Michel Diefenbacher
Location
Location of du Lot-et-Garonne in France

Lot-et-Garonne is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers.

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History

Lot-et-Garonne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascogne. Some of the original southeastern cantons were separated from it in 1808 to form the department of Tarn-et-Garonne.

Geography

Lot-et-Garonne is part of the current region of Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, Gironde, and Dordogne.

Economy

Food-processing, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals are all major industries of the department.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the deaprtment are called Lot-et-Garonnais.

External links

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