Place:Loir-et-Cher, France

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NameLoir-et-Cher
TypeDépartement
Coordinates47.5°N 1.583°E
Located inFrance
Also located inCentre, France    
Contained Places
Commune
Avaray
Blois ( 200 - )
Châteauvieux
Mer
Montrichard
Saint-Georges-sur-Cher
General region
Blaisois
Sologne
Inhabited place
Binas
Bonneveau
Bracieux
Cellettes
Chambord
Chaumont-sur-Loire
Chaumont-sur-Tharonne
Cheverny
Chisseaux
Choue
Chémery
Contres
Coulommiers-la-Tour
Cour Cheverny
Couture-sur-Loir
Droué
Ferté-Imbault
Fougères-sur-Bièvre
Fréteval
Gièvres
Herbault
La Chapelle-Vendômoise
Lamotte-Beuvron
Lassay-sur-Croisne
Lavardin
Les Roches-L'Évêque
Lisle
Marchenoir
Marolle-en-Sologne
Menars
Mennetou-sur-Cher
Mondoubleau
Montoire-sur-le-Loir
Morée
Muides-sur-Loire
Mur-de-Sologne
Neung-sur-Beuvron
Nouan-le-Fuzelier
Onzain
Oucques
Ouzouer-le-Marché
Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre
Pontlevoy
Romorantin
Saint-Aignan
Saint-Amand-Longpré
Saint-Dyé-sur-Loire
Saint-Jacques-des-Guérets
Saint-Laurent-des-Eaux
Salbris
Savigny-sur-Braye
Selles-sur-Cher
Selommes
Souday
Souesmes
Suèvres
Talcy
Thenay
Trôo
Vendôme
Villefranche-sur-Cher
Villeny
Épuisay
Unknown
Ambloy
Angé
Areines
Artins
Arville
Autainville
Authon
Averdon
Azé
Baigneaux
Baillou
Bauzy
Beauchêne
Beauvilliers
Billy
Boisseau
Bonneville
Bouffry
Bourré
Boursay
Briou
Brévainville
Busloup
Candé-sur-Beuvron
Cellé
Chailles
Chambon-sur-Cisse
Champigny-en-Beauce
Chaon
Chauvigny-du-Perche
Chissay-en-Touraine
Chitenay
Choussy
Chouzy-sur-Cisse
Château-Vieux
Châtillon-sur-Cher
Châtres-sur-Cher
Conan
Concriers
Cormenon
Cormeray
Couddes
Couffy
Coulanges
Cour-sur-Loire
Courbouzon
Courmemin
Crouy-sur-Cosson
Crucheray
Danzé
Dhuizon
Ecoman
Epiais
Espéreuse
Faverolles-sur-Cher
Faye
Feings
Fontaine-Raoul
Fontaine-les-Côteaux
Fontaines-en-Sologne
Fortan
Fossé
Françay
Fresnes
Gombergean
Gy-en-Sologne
Herbilly
Houssay
Huisseau-en-Beauce
Huisseau-sur-Cosson
Josnes
La Bosse
La Chapelle-Enchérie
La Chapelle-Montmartin
La Chapelle-St-Martin-en-Plaine
La Chapelle-Vicomtesse
La Chaussée-St-Victor
La Colombe
La Ferté-Beauharnais
La Ferté-Imbault
La Ferté-St-Cyr
La Fontenelle
La Madeleine-Villefrouin
La Marolle-en-Sologne
La Ville-aux-Clercs
Laleu
Lancome
Lancé
Landes-le-Gaulois
Langon
Le Gault-du-Perche
Le Plessis-Dorin
Le Plessis-l'Echelle
Le Poislay
Le Temple
Les Essarts
Les Hayes
Les Montils
Les Rouillis
Lestiou
Lignières
Longpré
Loreux
Lorges
Lunay
Maray
Marcilly-en-Beauce
Marcilly-en-Gault
Mareuil-sur-Cher
Marolles
Maslives
Maves
Mazangé
Mehers
Membrolles
Mesland
Meslay
Meusnes
Millançay
Moisy
Molineuf
Mont-près-Chambord
Monteaux
Monthou-sur-Bièvre
Monthou-sur-Cher
Montlivault
Montrieux-en-Sologne
Montrouveau
Mulsans
Naveil
Neuvy
Nouan-sur-Loire
Nourray
Noyers-sur-Cher
Oigny
Oisly
Orchaise
Orçay
Ouchamps
Ouzouer-le-Doyen
Pezou
Pouillé
Pray
Prunay-Cassereau
Pruniers
Prénouvellon
Périgny
Rahart
Renay
Rhodon
Rilly-sur-Loire
Roches
Rocé
Romilly
Rougeou
Ruan
Saint-Etienne-des-Guérets
Sambin
Santenay
Sargé-sur-Braye
Sasnières
Sassay
Seigy
Seillac
Selles-St-Denis
Seris
Seur
Soings-en-Sologne
Sougé
Souvigny-en-Sologne
St-Agil
St-Arnoult
St-Avit
St-Bohaire
St-Claude-de-Diray
St-Cyr-du-Gault
St-Denis-sur-Loire
St-Firmin-des-Prés
St-Gemmes
St-Georges-sur-Cher
St-Gervais-la-Forêt
St-Gourgon
St-Hilaire-la-Gravelle
St-Jean-Froidmentel
St-Julien-de-Chedon
St-Julien-sur-Cher
St-Laurent-des-Bois
St-Leonard-en-Beauce
St-Loup
St-Lubin-en-Vergonnois
St-Marc-du-Cor
St-Martin-des-Bois
St-Ouen
St-Quentin-lès-Trôo
St-Rimay
St-Romain-sur-Cher
St-Sulpice
St-Viatre
Ste-Anne
Sémerville
Ternay
Theillay
Thoré-la-Rochette
Thoury
Thésée
Tour-en-Sologne
Tourailles
Tripleville
Tréhet
Valaire
Vallières-les-Grandes
Veilleins
Verdes
Vernou-en-Sologne
Veuves
Vievy-le-Rayé
Villavard
Villebarou
Villebout
Villechauve
Villedieu-le-Château
Villefrancoeur
Villeherviers
Villemardy
Villeneuve
Villeneuve-Frouville
Villeporcher
Villerable
Villerbon
Villermain
Villeromain
Villetrun
Villexanton
Villiers-sur-Loir
Villiersfaux
Vineuil
Vouzon
Yvoy-le-Marron
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Loir-et-Cher is a department in the Centre-Val de Loire region, France. Its name is originated from two rivers which cross it, the Loir on the North and the Cher on the South. Its prefecture is Blois. The INSEE and La Poste gave it the number 41.

History

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The department of Loir-et-Cher covers a territory which had a substantial population during the prehistoric period. However it was not until the Middle Ages that local inhabitants built various castles and other fortifications to enable them to withstand a series of invasions of Normans, Bourguignons, the English and others.

The economy is quite flourishing: there are shops in valley, and agriculture is prominent in the region of the Beauce and the Perche to the Sologne which were prosperous until the 17th century. However, politically, the region remained quartered between the neighboring earldoms and duchies . In 1397, the House of Orleans became the possession of the Comté of Blois. In 1497, Louis d’Orleans (23rd count hereditary of Blois) was crowned with the name of Louis XII. It was the beginning of the importance of Blois and of the Blaisois in the politic life of the French, impressive especially under the last Valois. At this time, kings and important financiers competed to build castles and elegant abodes which are today an important part of the French national heritage due to their quantity, significance, and worth. (Chambord, Blois, Cheverny and so on.)

After that, there were religious wars which were extremely ferocious under Charles IX's reign. In 1576 and 1588, the General Estates convened in Blois. L’Orléanais, le Berry, la Touraine, le Perche et le Maine occupied le Loir-et-Cher and its provinces in 1970. The Loir-et-Cher’s birth as a department was very difficult and laborious. On 29 September 1789, the constitution’s advisory board made a report in which he wanted to attribute one of the 80 departments to Blois. However, some cities and canton capitals disagreed, such as Tours and Orleans. Inside of the department, Montrichard turns to Amboise and Tours, Saint-Aignan wants to turn to the Berry and Salbris to Vierzon.

Finally, Orleans gives Blois an important part of the Sologne except Beaugency and Tours doesn’t give Amboise. The department is founded 4 March 1790, in accordance with the law of 22 December 1789. It is constituted of some old provinces of the Orleanais and of the Touraine along with a Berry’s plot (left bank of the Selles en Berry’s Cher which becomes Selles sur Cher, to Saint-Aignan). The department’s constriction in its centre and the maximum stretching out in its surface area beyond the Loir on the North and the Cher on the South is due to these tribulations. After the victory of the Coalises during the Waterloo’s battle (18 June 1815), the Prussian’s troops occupied the department from June 1815 to November 1818. ( to learn more about it, go on to "France’s occupation at the end of the First Empire")

The poet Pierre de Ronsard, the inventor Denis Papin, and the historian Augustin Thierry come from here. Other well-known people are also associated with this department, such as François the First, Gaston d’Orleans, the Marshall Maunoury, and the abbot Gregoire (Bishop of Blois, elected at the Constituante). In the artistic domain, there is the compositor Antoine Boesset (1587-1643), musician in the Louis XII de France’s court, who was the head of the Music of the King’s Bedroom from 1623 to 1643.

The Loir-et-Cher’s department is a part of the Centre Region. It is adjacent of these departments : the Eure-et-Loir, the Loiret, the Cher, the Indre, the Indre-et-Loire and the Sarthe. Due to its surface area of 6 343 km², it is the 31st largest department in the nation. It has a privileged geographical situation because it is in the center of the Centre region and near the Paris basin. An axe lively and dynamic, brings Blois closer (the department’s administrative center) of the both tall urban conglomerations near it: Orleans and Tours. Located on the boundaries of the Perche, the Beauce, the Sologne and the Touraine, it finds its territorial identity in the diversity of its geography and its landscapes. Cut in its middle by the Loire, it shows an image of balance and diversity.

In 1989, American-based animators Andreas Deja, Glen Keane, and Tom Sito, and draftsmen Jean Gillmore, Thom Enriquez, and Hans Bacher launched an expedition to the chateau to do their research for the animated adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast".

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