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by Philippe-Pierre Darras
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Traditional provinces: Orléanais, Touraine
Bordering departments: Cher, Eure-et-Loir, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loiret, Sarthe
Area: 6,343 km2
Population (1995): 312,500 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Romorantin-Lanthenay, Vendôme
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 30 cantons, 291 communes.
The department is named after the rivers Loir (311 km), tributary of Sarthe, and Cher (350 km), tributary of Loire.