Last modified: 2009-12-12 by ivan sache
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Traditional province: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Aveyron, Cantal, Corrèze, Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne
Area: 5,217 km2
Population (2006): 169,531 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Figeac, Gourdon
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 31 cantons, 340 communes.
The department is named after river Lot (480 km),
tributary of the Garonne.
On 4 November 1808, the cantons of Bourg-de-Visa, Caussade, Caylus, Lafrançaise, Lauzerte, Moissac, Molières, Monclar-de-Quercy, Montauban, Montpezat-de-Quercy and Nègrepelisse were transferred from the department of Lot (that lost nearly one fourth of its territory) to the new department of Tarn-et-Garonne.
Ivan Sache, 12 November 2009