|— Department —|
|• President of the General Council||Eric Doligé (UMP)|
|• Total||6,775 km2 (2,616 sq mi)|
|• Density||96/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
The department is named after the river Loiret, a tributary of the Loire. The Loiret is located wholly within the department.
Loiret is one of the original 83 departments that was created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Orléanais.
Orléans is a popular tourist destination, with its cathedral of Ste. Croix.
- Cantons of the Loiret department
- Communes of the Loiret department
- Arrondissements of the Loiret department
- (French) Prefecture website
- (French) General Council website
- (English) Loiret Tourism Guide
- (English) Loiret at the Open Directory Project
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