Òlt e Garona (Occitan)
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
|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 Lot River and Garonne River, it had a population of 332,833 in 2016. 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.
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 ]
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 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.
The inhabitants of the department are called Lot-et-Garonnais.
Population development since 1801:
Gironde is a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwest France. It is named after the Gironde estuary, a major waterway. The Bordeaux wine region is in the Gironde.
Tarn is a department located in the Occitanie region of Southern France. Named after the river Tarn, it had a population of 387,890 as of 2017. Its prefecture and largest city is Albi. The inhabitants of Tarn are known, in French, as Tarnais and Tarnaises.
Charente is a department in western France, north half of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is named after the Charente River, the most important river in the department, and also the river beside which the department's two largest towns, Angoulême and Cognac, are sited.
Lot is a department in the Occitanie region of France. Named after the Lot River, it lies in the southwestern part of the country and had a population of 173,758 in 2013. Its prefecture is Cahors; its subprefectures are Figeac and Gourdon.
Tarn-et-Garonne is a department Southwestern France. It is traversed by the rivers Tarn and Garonne, from which it takes its name. This area was originally part of the former provinces of Quercy and Languedoc. The department was created in 1808 by Napoleon, with territory being taken from the departments of Lot, Haute-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Gers and Aveyron.
Landes is a department in southwestern France and in the south half of the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
Gers is a department in the Occitanie region of Southwestern France. Named after the Gers River, its inhabitants are called the Gersois and Gersoises in French. In 2016, it had a population of 190,664.
Haute-Garonne is a department in the Occitanie region of Southwestern France. Named after the Garonne River, its prefecture and main city is Toulouse, the country's fourth-largest. In 2016, it had a population of 1,348,183.
Haute-Vienne is a department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in west-central France. Named after the Vienne River, it is one of the twelve departments that together constitute Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The neighbouring departments are Creuse, Corrèze, Dordogne, Charente, Vienne and Indre.
The administrative divisions of France are concerned with the institutional and territorial organization of French territory. These territories are located in many parts of the world. There are many administrative divisions, which may have political, electoral (districts), or administrative objectives. All the inhabited territories are represented in the National Assembly, Senate and Economic and Social Council and their citizens have French citizenship.
The 4 arrondissements of the Lot-et-Garonne department are:
The 2 arrondissements of the Tarn-et-Garonne department of France are:
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).
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).
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).
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).
The following is a list of the 21 cantons of the Lot-et-Garonne department, in France, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the largest administrative region in France, spanning the west and southwest of the mainland. The region was created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014 through the merger of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. It covers 84,036 km2 (32,446 sq mi) – or 1⁄8 of the country – and has 5,956,978 inhabitants .. The new region was established on 1 January 2016, following the regional elections in December 2015.
The commune of Agen is the prefecture of the Lot-et-Garonne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.
Hélène Laporte is a French politician who was elected as a National Rally group Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election.
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