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Sarthe (Department, France)

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Administrative data

Code: 72
Region: Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Maine, Anjou
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Orne

Area: 6,206 km2
Population (1999): 529,851 inhabitants

Préfecture: Le Mans
Sous-préfectures: La Flèche, Mamers
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 40 cantons, 375 communes.

The department is named after river Sarthe (285 km), which joins the Mayenne to constitute the Maine.

Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009


Pays du Mans

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Flag of Pays du Mans - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017

Pays du Mans (46, municipalities; 256,000 inhabitants, 815 km2), created in 2002, is an intermunicipal structure (syndicat mixte ouvert, unrestricted public-sector association), gathering five communautés de communes (Portes du Maine, Rives-de-Sarthe, Bocage Cénomans, Sud-Est du Pays manceau, Orée de Bercé-Bélinois), and the communauté urbaine Le Mans Métropole.
The flag of Pays du Mans (photo) is white with the logo,

Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017