Place:Indre-et-Loire, France

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NameIndre-et-Loire
TypeDépartement
Coordinates47.25°N 0.75°E
Located inFrance
Also located inCentre, France    
Contained Places
Canton
Tours-Nord
Commune
Amboise
Azay-le-Rideau
Bourgueil
Chemillé-sur-Dême
Chenonceaux
Chinon
Château-la-Vallière
Fondettes
Langeais
Saint-Christophe-sur-le-Nais
Souvigné
Tournon-Saint-Pierre
Tours
Vouvray
Inhabited place
Azay-le-Ferron
Azay-sur-Cher
Azay-sur-Indre
Beaulieu-lès-Loches
Beaumont-la-Ronce
Bléré
Bois-Aubry
Bommiers
Brizay
Candes-Saint-Martin
Chemillé-sur-Indrois
Château-Renault
Cormery
Courçay
Cravant-les-Côteaux
Descartes
Faye-la-Vineuse
Francueil
Gizeux
Grand Pressigny
Huismes
Joué-lès-Tours
L'Île-Bouchard
La Celle-Saint-Avant
La-Croix-en-Touraine
Le Louroux
Ligueil
Liège
Loches
Loché-sur-Indrois
Luynes
Manthelan
Membrolle
Mettray
Montbazon
Montlouis-sur-Loire
Montrésor
Monts
Neuillé-Pont-Pierre
Neuvy-le-Roi
Nouans-les-Fontaines
Orbigny
Pernay
Perrusson
Pocé-sur-Cisse
Pont-de-Ruan
Reignac-sur-Indre
Richelieu
Rigny-Ussé
Saché
Saint-Avertin
Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire
Saint-Epain
Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain
Saint-Pierre-des-Corps
Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois
Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine
Savonnières
Semblançay
Sennevières
Tauxigny
Tavant
Veigné
Villandry
Véretz
Unknown
Abilly
Ambillou
Anché
Antogny
Artannes-sur-Indre
Assay
Athée-sur-Cher
Autrèche
Auzouer-en-Touraine
Avoine
Avon-les-Roches
Avrillé-les-Ponceaux
Balesmes
Ballan-Miré
Barrou
Beaumont-Village
Beaumont-en-Véron
Benais
Berthenay
Betz-le-Château
Bossay-sur-Claise
Bossée
Bournan
Boussay
Braslou
Braye-sous-Faye
Braye-sur-Maulne
Bridoré
Brèches
Bréhémont
Bueil-en-Touraine
Cangey
Cerelles
Chambon
Chambourg-sur-Indre
Chambray-lès-Tours
Champigny-sur-Veude
Chanceaux-près-Loches
Chanceaux-sur-Choisille
Channay-sur-Lathan
Chançay
Charentilly
Chargé
Charnizay
Chaumussay
Chaveignes
Cheillé
Chezelles
Chisseaux
Chouzé-sur-Loire
Chédigny
Cigogné
Cinais
Cinq-Mars-la-Pile
Ciran
Civray-de-Touraine
Civray-sur-Esves
Cléré-les-Pins
Continvoir
Couesmes
Courcelles-de-Touraine
Courcoué
Couziers
Crissay-sur-Manse
Crotelles
Crouzilles
Cussay
Céré-la-Ronde
Dame-Marie-les-Bois
Dierre
Dolus-le-Sec
Draché
Druye
Epeigné-les-Bois
Epeigné-sur-Dême
Esves-le-Moutier
Esvres
Ferrière-Larçon
Ferrière-sur-Beaulieu
Fleuray
Genillé
Hommes
Ingrandes-de-Touraine
Jaulnay
La Celle-Guénand
La Chapelle-Blanche-St-Martin
La Chapelle-aux-Naux
La Chapelle-sur-Loire
La Ferrière
La Guerche
La Riche
La Roche-Clermault
La Tour-St-Gelin
La Ville-aux-Dames
Larçay
Le Boulay
Le Liège
Le Petit-Pressigny
Le Sentier-Monthodon
Le Serrain
Lerné
Les Essards
Les Hermites
Lignières-de-Touraine
Ligré
Limeray
Lièze
Louans
Louestault
Lublé
Lussault-sur-Loire
Luzillé
Luzé
Lémeré
Maillé
Marcilly-sur-Maulne
Marcilly-sur-Vienne
Marcé-sur-Esves
Marigny-Marmande
Marray
Marçay
Mazières-de-Touraine
Monnaie
Monthodon
Montreuil-en-Touraine
Morand
Mosnes
Mouzay
Nazelles
Neuil
Neuilly-le-Brignon
Neuillé-le-Lierre
Neuville
Noizay
Notre-Dame-d'Oé
Nouzilly
Nouâtre
Noyant-de-Touraine
Noyers
Négron
Panzoult
Parçay-Meslay
Parçay-sur-Vienne
Paulmy
Ports
Pouzay
Preuilly-sur-Claise
Pussigny
Razines
Restigné
Reugny
Rilly-sur-Vienne
Rillé
Rivarennes
Rivière
Rochecorbon
Rouziers-de-Touraine
Saint-Etienne-de-Chigny
Saint-Règle
Sainte-Radegonde-en-Touraine
Saunay
Savigny-en-Véron
Savigné-sur-Lathan
Sazilly
Sepmes
Seuilly
Sonzay
Sorigny
Souvigny-de-Touraine
St-Antoine-du-Rocher
St-Aubin-le-Dépeint
St-Bauld
St-Benoist-Rigny
St-Branchs
St-Flovier
St-Genouph
St-Germain-sur-Vienne
St-Hippolyte
St-Laurent-de-Lin
St-Laurent-en-Gâtines
St-Martin-le-Beau
St-Michel-sur-Loire
St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
St-Nicolas-des-Motets
St-Ouen-les-Vignes
St-Paterne-Racan
St-Patrice
St-Quentin-sur-Indrois
St-Roch
St-Senoch
St-Symphorien
St-Symphorien-les-Ponceaux
Sublaines
Theneuil
Thilouze
Thizay
Trogues
Truyes
Vallères
Varennes
Verneuil-le-Château
Verneuil-sur-Indre
Vernou-sur-Brenne
Villaines-les-Rochers
Ville-aux-Dames
Villebourg
Villedômain
Villedômer
Villeloin-Coulangé
Villeperdue
Villiers-au-Bouin
Vou
Yzeures-sur-Creuse
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Indre-et-Loire is a department in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers.

History

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Indre-et-Loire is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from the former province of Touraine.

Tours, the departmental prefecture, was a centre of learning in the early Middle Ages, having been a key focus of Christian evangelisation since St Martin became its first bishop in c. 375. From the mid-15th century, the royal court repaired to the Loire Valley, with Tours as its capital, and at the confluence/crossing-point of the Loire and Cher rivers it became a centre of silk manufacturing and other luxury goods, including the wine-trade, creating a prosperous bourgeoisie.

After the creation of the department it remained politically conservative, as Honoré de Balzac recorded in several of his novels. Conservative Tours refused to welcome the railways which instead were obliged to route their lines by way of Saint-Pierre-des-Corps on the city's eastern edge. The moderate temper of the department's politics remained apparent after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870: sentiments remained predominantly pro-royalist during the early years of the Third Republic.

For most of the nineteenth century, Indre-et-Loire was a rural department, but pockets of heavy-duty industrialisation began to appear towards the century's end, accompanied by left-wing politics. 1920 saw the birth of the French Communist Party at the Congress of Tours. By 1920 Saint-Pierre-des-Corps had become a major railway hub and a centre of railway workshops: it had also acquired a reputation as a bastion of working class solidarity.

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