eure et loir

Eure-et-Loir

[œr-ey-lwar]
Eure-et-Loir is a French department, named after the Eure and Loir rivers.

History

Eure-et-Loir is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of Orléanais, Perche, and Chartrain.

Geography

Eure-et-Loir comprises the main part of the region of Beauce, politically it belongs to the current region of Centre (Val de Loire) and is surrounded by the departments of Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Essonne, Yvelines, Eure, Orne, and Sarthe.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Euréliens.

Tourism

The most important tourist attraction is the cathedral of Chartres, with its magnificent stained-glass windows.

Miscellaneous topics

The media in Eure-et-Loir include the following:

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