Pays de la Loire

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Pays de la Loire
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Country France
 • President of the Regional CouncilChristelle Morançais (LR)
 • Total32,082 km2 (12,387 sq mi)
Area rank8th
 • Total3,553,352
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-PDL
GDP (2012)[1]Ranked 5th
Total€101.2 billion (US$130.2 bn)
Per capita€27,775 (US$35,725)
NUTS RegionFR5

Pays de la Loire (or Pays-de-la-Loire) is an administrative region of France. Its capital is Nantes. In 2018, about 3.8 million people lived in the region.[2] There are seven big centers, with more than 100.000 people in the respective urban area: Nantes, Angers, Le Mans, La Roche-sur-Yon, Cholet, Saint-Nazaire and Laval.

The departments in the region are:

The economy is centered around the production of food, and agriculture in general. It is the third in France in that sector. 51% of meat products, 19% of milk, and 67% of the natural produce of grain (cereals) are produced there.

Languages[change | change source]

Some people in the region also speak other local languages. These are

Breton is a Celtic language, the others are Romance languages.

References[change | change source]

  1. INSEE. "Produits intérieurs bruts régionaux et valeurs ajoutées régionallolà 2012". Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  2. "Populations légales des régions en 2015 − Populations légales 2015 | Insee". Retrieved 2021-03-27.

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