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Coat of Arms of Maine-et-Loire
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Mayenne-et-Loire was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. The name was changed to Maine-et-Loire in 1791. It was created from part of the former province of Anjou.
Maine-et-Loire is part of the current region of Pays-de-la-Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Ille-et-Vilaine, Mayenne, Sarthe, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, and Loire-Atlantique.
It has a varied landscape, with forested ranges of hills in the south and north separated by the valley of the Loire. The highest point is Colline des Gardes (689 feet/210m).
The inhabitants of Maine-et-Loire are called Angevins, from the former province of Anjou.
- Prefecture website (in French)
- Conseil Général website (in French)
- http://www.anjou-tourisme.com/index.asp?lg=2 (in English)
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