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Prefecture building of the Lot-et-Garonne department, in Agen
Prefecture building of the Lot-et-Garonne department, in Agen
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Coordinates: 44°20′N 0°30′E / 44.333°N 0.5°E / 44.333; 0.5Coordinates: 44°20′N 0°30′E / 44.333°N 0.5°E / 44.333; 0.5
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Département 4 March 1790
Prefecture Agen
Subprefectures Marmande
 • President of the General Council Pierre Camani
 • Total 5,360.9 km2 (2,069.9 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 332,119
 • Rank 70th
 • Density 61.9521/km2 (160.4552/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lot-et-Garonnais
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-47
Arrondissements 4
Cantons 40
Communes 319
Website www.lotetgaronne.fr

Lot-et-Garonne (Occitan: Òlt e Garona) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers.

History[change | change source]

Lot-et-Garonne was formed during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with parts of the old provinces of Guyenne and Gascony. It was divided into nine districts: Agen, Nérac, Marmande, Tonneins, Villeneuve, Lauzun, Monflanquin, Casteljaloux and Valence. [3]

Agen and Aiguillon were alternatively the capital of the department but in 1791 it was decided that only Agen would be the capital.[4]

Several of the original southeastern cantons in the arrondissements of Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot were separated from it in 1808 to become a part of the newly created department of Tarn-et-Garonne.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Lot-et-Garonne is part of the Aquitaine region, southwestern France, with an area of 5,360.9 km2 (2,070 sq mi).[1]

The department is bordered by the departments: Dordogne to the north, Lot to the northeast, Tarn-et-Garonne to the east, Gers to the south, Landes to the southwest and Gironde to the west.

The main rivers in the Lot-et-Garonne are the Garonne river that flows through the south central part of the department, and the Lot river that flows through the northern regions of the department before joining, as a right tributary, the Garonne near the Aiguillon commune.

Other river is the Baïse, a left tributary of the Garonne.

In the west of the department, mainly in the arrondissement of Nérac, there is a forest of maritime pine like in the Landes department.

Administration[change | change source]

The department is managed by the General Council of Lot-et-Garonne in Agen. Lot-et-Garonne is part of the region of Aquitaine.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

There are 4 arrondissements (districts), 40 cantons and 319 communes (municipalities) in Lot-et-Garonne.

Arrondissement Capital Population[5]
Cantons Communes
Agen Agen 118,926   1,013   117.4 12 71
Marmande Marmande 83,324   1,388   60.0 10 98
Nérac Nérac 39,115   1,400   27.9 7 58
Villeneuve-sur-Lot Villeneuve-sur-Lot 90,754   1,560   58.2 11 92
The city of Agen
The city of Agen
  • Cantons of the arrondissement of Agen
    • Agen
    • Agen-Centre
    • Agen-Nord
    • Agen-Nord-Est
    • Agen-Ouest
    • Agen-Sud-Est
    • Astaffort
    • Beauville
    • Laplume
    • Laroque-Timbaut
    • Port-Sainte-Marie
    • Prayssas
    • Puymirol
Cloister of Notre Dame, Marmande
  • Cantons of the arrondissement of Marmande
    • Bouglon
    • Castelmoron-sur-Lot
    • Duras
    • Lauzun
    • Marmande
    • Marmande-Est
    • Marmande-Ouest
    • Le Mas-d'Agenais
    • Meilhan-sur-Garonne
    • Seyches
    • Tonneins
  • Cantons of the arrondissement of Nérac
    • Casteljaloux
    • Damazan
    • Francescas
    • Houeillès
    • Lavardac
    • Mézin
    • Nérac
Villeneuve-sur-Lot and the Lot river
  • Cantons of the arrondissement of Villeneuve-sur-Lot
    • Cancon
    • Castillonnès
    • Fumel
    • Monclar
    • Monflanquin
    • Penne-d'Agenais
    • Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot
    • Tournon-d'Agenais
    • Villeneuve-sur-Lot
    • Villeneuve-sur-Lot-Nord
    • Villeneuve-sur-Lot-Sud
    • Villeréal

Demographics[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Lot-et-Garonne are known, in French, as Lot-et-Garonnais (women: Lot-et-Garonnaises).[6]

The department of Lot-et-Garonne has a population, in 2012, of 332,119,[2] for a population density of 62.0 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Agen, with 118,926 inhabitants, is by far the largest. The other three, Marmande, Nérac and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, have respectively 83,324, 39,115 and 90,754 inhabitants.[5]

The 10 main cities in the department are:

City Population
Agen 33,730 Agen
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 23,377 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Marmande 18,458 Marmande
Le Passage 9,380 Agen
Tonneins 8,888 Marmande
Nérac 7,086 Nérac
Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot 6,074 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Bon-Encontre 6,182 Agen
Boé 5,458 Agen
Fumel 5,172 Villeneuve-sur-Lot

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Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Département de Lot-et-Garonne (47) - Résumé statistique" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/comparateur.asp?codgeo=DEP-47. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Populations légales 2012 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/france-departements.asp. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Historique de Lot-et-Garonne" (in French). Le SPLAF. http://splaf.free.fr/47his.html. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  4. "Histoire" (in French). Conseil général: Lot-et-Garonne. http://www.lotetgaronne.fr/fr/le-lot-et-garonne/identite-et-acces/histoire.html. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Populations lègales 2012 - 47-Lot-et-Garonne" (in French). Populations légales 2012 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/ppp/bases-de-donnees/recensement/populations-legales/departement.asp?dep=47&annee=2012. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  6. "Lot-et-Garonne (47)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/habitants_departement_lot-et-garonne_47.html. Retrieved 16 March 2015.

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