Indre et loire


The department of Indre-et-Loire was creates in 1790 with the 82 other French departments. Its territory took again almost exactly the limits of the old province of Touraine to which all the oriental party of the old province of Anjou going from Bourgueil was ajoutee, on the Loire, to Castle-the-Valliere in north while passing by the field of Gizeux. The north-eastern ends and south-east were to him on the other hand retranchees: Chissay-in-Touraine is thus, for example, today in the department of Loir-et-Cher.

Finally the town of Richelieu, which was, as of its creation by the cardinal of Richelieu, rattachee on the administrative, legal and financial level, to the governor of Saumur and with the Saumur-native country, was integree at the very new department of Indre-et-Loire in 1790. On the other hand the oriental party of the old province of Touraine was rattachee at the department of Loir-et-Cher (area of Montrichard) or of Indre (surroundings of Wall-in-Brenne and Ecueille).



The department of Indre-et-Loire forms today part of the area Centre which gathers the departments of Eure-et-Loir, Loir-et-Cher, of Indre-and the Loire, of Loiret, Indre and Expensive. It is bordering on the departments of Loir-et-Cher, Indre, of Vienna, of Maine-et-Loire and the Sarthe.

A Regional natural park relates to the department of Indre-et-Loire partly: the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional natural park, locates between Angers (Maine-et-Loire) and Turns.

Physical geography

The Indre-et-Loire is located at the southern end of the Paris basin; baignee by the Loire, Indre and Vienna, like by Expensive, and their multiple affluents, his topography is rather undulating in the south, whereas north remains tabular.

Source: Wikipedia.

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