Place:Pays-de-la-Loire, France

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NamePays-de-la-Loire
Alt namesPays de la Loiresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeRégion
Coordinates47.5°N 1.0°E
Located inFrance
Contained Places
Castle
Beaufort Castle
Département
Loire-Atlantique
Maine-et-Loire
Mayenne
Sarthe
Vendée
Former county
Anjou
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Pays de la Loire is one of the 27 regions of France. It is one of the regions created in the late 20th century to serve as a zone of influence for its capital, Nantes, one of a handful so-called "balancing metropolises" (métropoles d'équilibre)¹. Other examples of "artificially created" regions include Rhône-Alpes, which was created as the region for Lyon, and Midi-Pyrénées, which was created as the region for Toulouse.

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