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Lot-et-Garonne

Department of France in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Department of France in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Lot-et-Garonne

Òlt e Garona  (Occitan)
Department of France
Agen - Préfecture, ancien palais épiscopal -2.JPG
Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe panorama.jpg
Lauzun - Château -2.jpg
Bonaguil - Château.jpg
Top down, from left to right: prefecture building in Agen, Castelnaud-de-Gratecambe, Château de Lauzun and Château de Bonaguil
Coat of arms of Lot-et-Garonne
Coat of arms
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Coordinates:44°20′N 0°30′E / 44.333°N 0.500°E
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
PrefectureAgen
SubprefecturesMarmande
Nérac
Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Government
 • President of the Departmental CouncilSophie Borderie (PS)
Area
 • Total5,361 km (2,070 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total332,833
 • Rank70th
 • Density62/km (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department number47
Arrondissements4
Cantons21
Communes319
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km

Lot-et-Garonne (French pronunciation: [lɔt‿e ɡaʁɔn] (About this soundlisten), 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.

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.

Geography

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:

ConstituencyMemberParty
Lot-et-Garonne's 1st constituencyMichel LauzzanaLa République En Marche!
Lot-et-Garonne's 2nd constituencyAlexandre FreschiLa République En Marche!
Lot-et-Garonne's 3rd constituencyOlivier DamaisinLa 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%
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Tourism

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Date of last edit: 2021-01-28T19:51:03.000Z