essayon.top

Urgent student assistance

~ Essay, thesis, dissertation, term paper writing service ~

A custom, well-done writing on a given topic!

place order

Buy essay, thesis, dissertation and any other type of writing online! Fill out the form to continue.

Eure-et-Loir

Department of France Department in Centre-Val de Loire, France
Eure-et-Loir
Department
Hôtel de Ligneris (1795), Prefecture building of the Eure-et-Loir department, in Chartres
Hôtel de Ligneris (1795), Prefecture building of the Eure-et-Loir department, in Chartres
Flag of Eure-et-Loir
Flag
Coat of arms of Eure-et-Loir
Coat of arms
Location of Eure-et-Loir in France
Location of Eure-et-Loir in France
Coordinates:48°20′N 01°25′E / 48.333°N 1.417°E
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
PrefectureChartres
SubprefecturesChâteaudun
Dreux
Nogent-le-Rotrou
Government
 • President of the General CouncilClaude Térouinard (UMP)
Area
 • Total5,880 km (2,270 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total433,929
 • Rank55th
 • Density74/km (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number28
Arrondissements4
Cantons15
Communes365
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km

Eure-et-Loir (French pronunciation: ​[œʁ‿e lwaʁ], locally: [øʁ‿e lwaʁ]) is a French department, named after the Eure and Loir rivers.

History

Eure-et-Loir is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the Act of December 22, 1789. It was created mainly from parts of the former provinces of Orléanais (Beauce) and Maine (Perche), but also parts of Île-de-France (Drouais, Thimerais, Valley of the Avre, Hurepoix).

The current department corresponds to the central part of the land of the Carnutes who had their capital at Autricum (Chartres). The Carnutes are known for their commitment, real or imagined, to the ancient Druidic religion. A holy place in the "Forest of the Carnutes" used to host the annual Druidic assembly. In the north of the department another pre-Roman people, the little-known Durocasses, had their capital at Dreux.

Geography

Eure-et-Loir comprises the main part of the region of Beauce, politically it belongs to the current region of Centre-Val de Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Essonne, Yvelines, Eure, Orne, and Sarthe.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Euréliens.

Economy

The Eure-et-Loir is a department of agricultural tradition (Beauce), but also at the forefront in three economic sectors :

Agriculture

The department is a major economic player in the production of grain and oilseed in France. Its agricultural economy is still heavily dependent on the economic and regulatory environment of the markets for crops. The Eure-et-Loir region is the first grain producer of France. It is also the national leader in the production of rapeseed and peas. Wheat production is by far the most dominant in the area. Nearly 40% of all farmland is devoted to the cultivation of wheat, which has generated an average of 29% of the commercial agricultural production of the department over the last 5 years.

The "Pôle AgroDynamic also promotes agriculture in the department", a grouping of subsidiaries providing added values in different sectors: agro-energy, agribusiness, agricultural materials, Agrohealth.

Industries

Energy

The department also has the lead in renewable energy. Already ranked second nationally in terms of power generation through its wind farms located in particular in the Beauce region of Eure-et-Loir in 2012 will be the largest producer of electricity with photovoltaic French original creation on the airbase NATO disused Crucey-Villages near Brezolles in the region's natural Thymerais, the largest photovoltaic park in France. Given in February 2011 by the General Council to the operator, EDF Energies Nouvelles, the park will cover 245 ha of the military base and produce the equivalent output of 160 wind turbines.

Politics

The President of the Departmental council is Claude Térouinard of The Republicans.

Partyseats
The Republicans, Union of Democrats and Independents, Miscellaneous right17
The Republicans11
Miscellaneous Left2

Current National Assembly Representatives

ConstituencyMemberParty
Eure-et-Loir's 1st constituencyGuillaume KasbarianLa République En Marche!
Eure-et-Loir's 2nd constituencyOlivier MarleixThe Republicans
Eure-et-Loir's 3rd constituencyLaure de La RaudièreThe Republicans
Eure-et-Loir's 4th constituencyPhilippe VigierUnion of Democrats and Independents

Tourism

Notable people

Middle Ages

Renaissance

19th and 20th century

Media

The media in Eure-et-Loir include the following:

Other topics

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Eure-et-Loir, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (view authors).


Date of last edit: 2021-01-28T19:39:05.000Z