Lot-et-Garonne facts for kids
Prefecture building of the Lot-et-Garonne department, in Agen
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
|Département||4 March 1790|
|• Total||5,360.9 km2 (2,069.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||62.1601/km2 (160.9939/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-47|
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.
Lot-et-Garonne is part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, southwestern France, with an area of 5,360.9 km2 (2,070 sq mi).
The departement is surrounded by two regions and six departments:
- Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
- Occitanie region
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.
The average temperature for the year in Estillac is 13.4 °C (56.1 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 21.5 °C (70.7 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 5.7 °C (42.3 °F).
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Estillac is 845.8 mm (33.3 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 83.8 mm (3.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 55.9 mm (2.2 in).
- Agen-1 (4701)
- Agen-2 (4702)
- Agen-3 (4703)
- Agen-4 (4704)
- L'Albret (4705)
- Le Confluent (4706)
- Les Coteaux de Guyenne (4707)
- Les Forêts de Gascogne (4708)
- Le Fumélois (4709)
- Le Haut Agenais Périgord (4710)
- Lavardac (4711)
- Le Livradais (4712)
- Marmande-1 (4713)
- Marmande-2 (4714)
- L'Ouest agenais (4715)
- Le Pays de Serres (4716)
- Le Sud-Est agenais (4717)
- Tonneins (4718)
- Le Val du Dropt (4719)
- Villeneuve-sur-Lot-1 (4720)
- Villeneuve-sur-Lot-2 (4721)
The inhabitants of Lot-et-Garonne are known, in French, as Lot-et-Garonnais (women: Lot-et-Garonnaises).
The department of Lot-et-Garonne has a population, in 2014, of 333,234, for a population density of 62.2 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Agen, with 120,235 inhabitants, is by far the largest. The other three, Marmande, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Nérac, have respectively 83,245, 90,527 and 39,227 inhabitants.
Evolution of the population in Lot-et-Garonne
The 10 main cities in the department are:
Tour de Paris, Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Castle of Aiguillon
Agen, looking across the Canal de Garonne
Castle of Duras
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