Lot-et-Garonne

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Lot-et-Garonne

Òlt e Garona  (Occitan)
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Top down, from left to right: prefecture building in Agen, Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe, Château de Lauzun and Château de Bonaguil
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Coat of arms
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Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Coordinates: 44°20′N0°30′E / 44.333°N 0.500°E / 44.333; 0.500 Coordinates: 44°20′N0°30′E / 44.333°N 0.500°E / 44.333; 0.500
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Prefecture Agen
Subprefectures Marmande
Nérac
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Government
   President of the Departmental Council Sophie Borderie (PS)
Area
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  Total5,361 km2 (2,070 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Total332,833
  Rank 70th
  Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number 47
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 21
Communes 319
^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] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ), Occitan : Òlt e Garona) is a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of Southwestern France. Named after the Lot River and Garonne River, it had a population of 332,833 in 2016. Its prefecture and largest city is Agen.

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History

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.

Several of the original southeastern cantons in the arrondissements of Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot were separated from it in 1808 to become a part of the newly created department of Tarn-et-Garonne.[ citation needed ]

Geography

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Map of Lot-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.

Politics

Departmental Council of Lot-et-Garonne

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.

Members of the National Assembly

Lot-et-Garonne elected the following members of the National Assembly during the 2017 legislative election:

ConstituencyMember [1] Party
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!

Economy

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

Demographics

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

Population development since 1801:

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1801298,940    
1806327,444+1.84%
1821330,121+0.05%
1831346,885+0.50%
1841347,073+0.01%
1851341,345−0.17%
1861332,065−0.28%
1872319,289−0.36%
1881312,081−0.25%
1891295,360−0.55%
1901278,740−0.58%
1911268,083−0.39%
1921239,972−1.10%
1931247,500+0.31%
1936252,761+0.42%
1946265,449+0.49%
1954265,549+0.00%
1962275,028+0.44%
1968290,592+0.92%
1975292,616+0.10%
1982298,522+0.29%
1990305,989+0.31%
1999305,380−0.02%
2006322,283+0.77%
2016332,833+0.32%
source: [2]

Tourism

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The 4 arrondissements of the Lot-et-Garonne department are:

  1. Arrondissement of Agen, with 71 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 120,499 in 2016.
  2. Arrondissement of Marmande, with 98 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 83,647 in 2016.
  3. Arrondissement of Nérac, with 58 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 39,020 in 2016.
  4. Arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, with 92 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 89,667 in 2016.

The 2 arrondissements of the Tarn-et-Garonne department of France are:

  1. Arrondissement of Castelsarrasin, with 103 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 77,423 in 2016.
  2. Arrondissement of Montauban, with 92 communes. The population of the arrondissement was 179,474 in 2016.
Arrondissement of Agen Arrondissement in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

The arrondissement of Agen is an arrondissement of France in the Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 71 communes. Its population is 120,499 (2016), and its area is 1,013.3 km2 (391.2 sq mi).

Arrondissement of Marmande Arrondissement in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

The arrondissement of Marmande is an arrondissement of France in the Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 98 communes. Its population is 83,647 (2016), and its area is 1,387.7 km2 (535.8 sq mi).

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The arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot is an arrondissement of France in the Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine région. It has 92 communes. Its population is 89,667 (2016), and its area is 1,559.7 km2 (602.2 sq mi).

Arrondissement of Nérac Arrondissement in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

The arrondissement of Nérac is an arrondissement of France in the Lot-et-Garonne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It has 58 communes. Its population is 39,020 (2016), and its area is 1,400.3 km2 (540.7 sq mi).

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