Òlt e Garona (Occitan)
|Subprefectures|| Marmande |
|• President of the Departmental Council||Sophie Borderie (PS)|
|• Total||5,361 km2 (2,070 sq mi)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Lot-et-Garonne (French pronunciation: [lɔt e ɡaʁɔn] ( listen ), Occitan : Òlt e Garona) is a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of Southwestern France. Named after the rivers Lot and Garonne, it had a population of 331,271 in 2019. Its prefecture and largest city is Agen.
Lot-et-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790, as a result of the French Revolution. It was created from part of the province of Guyenne and Gascony; originally the territory of the ancient county of Agenais constituted nearly the whole.
The southeastern part of the original department (the former cantons of Auvillar, Montaigu-de-Quercy and Valence) was separated from it in 1808 to become a part of the newly created department of Tarn-et-Garonne.
Lot-et-Garonne is part of the current region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Lot, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Landes, Gironde, and Dordogne. The north of the department is composed of limestone hills. Between Lot and Garonne, there is a plateau carved by many valleys. In the west of the department, the Landes forest is planted in sand. It's composed of maritime pines. Between the forest and Agen, there is the Albret, a very hilly country.
The most populous commune is Agen, the prefecture. As of 2019, there are 5 communes with more than 7,000 inhabitants:
The inhabitants of the department are called Lot-et-Garonnais.
Population development since 1801:
The Departmental Council of Lot-et-Garonne has 40 seats. In the 2015 departmental elections, the Socialist Party (PS) secured 25 seats while The Republicans (LR) won 15 seats. Sophie Borderie (PS) has presided over the assembly since 2019.
Lot-et-Garonne elected the following members of the National Assembly during the 2017 legislative election:
|Lot-et-Garonne's 1st constituency||Michel Lauzzana||La République En Marche!|
|Lot-et-Garonne's 2nd constituency||Alexandre Freschi||La République En Marche!|
|Lot-et-Garonne's 3rd constituency||Olivier Damaisin||La République En Marche!|
Food-processing, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals are all major industries of the department.
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