Prefecture gardens of the Maine-et-Loire department, in Angers
Location of Maine-et-Loire in France
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|o President of the General Council||Christophe Béchu (UMP)|
|o Total||7,107 km2 (2,744 sq mi)|
|o Density||110/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Maine-et-Loire is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. Originally it was called Mayenne-et-Loire, but its name was changed to Maine-et-Loire in 1791. It was created from most of the former province of Anjou. Its present name is drawn from the Maine and Loire Rivers, which meet within the department.
Maine-et-Loire is part of the current region of Pays-de-la-Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Ille-et-Vilaine, Mayenne, Sarthe, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, and Loire-Atlantique. The principal city is Angers.
It has a varied landscape, with forested ranges of hills in the south and north separated by the valley of the Loire. The highest point is Colline des Gardes at 210 m (690 ft).
Population development since 1801:
|Maine-et-Loire's 1st constituency||Matthieu Orphelin||La République En Marche!|
|Maine-et-Loire's 2nd constituency||Stella Dupont||La République En Marche!|
|Maine-et-Loire's 3rd constituency||Jean-Charles Taugourdeau||The Republicans|
|Maine-et-Loire's 4th constituency||Laëtitia Saint-Paul||La République En Marche!|
|Maine-et-Loire's 5th constituency||Denis Masséglia||La République En Marche!|
|Maine-et-Loire's 6th constituency||Nicole Dubré-Chirat||La République En Marche!|
|Maine-et-Loire's 7th constituency||Philippe Bolo||MoDem|
Angers and around:
Saumur and around:
Cholet and around:
Segré and around: