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Pays de la Loire
Château de Montsoreau
Official logo of Pays de la Loire
Pays de la Loire region locator map2.svg
Country  France
Prefecture Nantes
Departments
Area
 • Total 32,082 km2 (12,387 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
Population
 • Total 3,553,352
 • Density 110.7584/km2 (286.863/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code FR-PDL
GDP (2012) Ranked 5th
Total €101.2 billion (US$130.2 bn)
Per capita €27,775 (US$35,725)
NUTS Region FR5
Website www.paysdelaloire.fr

Pays de la Loire (or Pays-de-la-Loire) is an administrative region of France. Its capital is Nantes. In 2005 about 3.2 million people lived in the region.

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.

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