Last modified: 2009-12-12 by ivan sache
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Flag of the General Council of Maine-et-Loire - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 September 2009
Region: Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Anjou, Poitou
Bordering departments: Indre-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Mayenne, Sarthe, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, Vienne
Area: 7,166 km2
Population (2006): 766,659 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Cholet, Saumur, Segré
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 41 cantons, 363 communes.
The department is named after rivers Maine (10 km) and
Loire (1,020 km).
On 3 August 1973, the municipality of Puy-Saint-Bonnet was incorporated to the municipality of Cholet and therefore transferred from the department of Deux-Sèvres to the department of Maine-et-Loire.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009
The flag of the General Council of Maine-et-Loire is white with the
logo of the General Council.
The logo of the General Council of Maine-et-Loire is made of the word "Anjou" in black letters, except the "A", which is grey, blue and red.
Ivan Sache, 30 September 2009