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Vienne (Department, France)

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Administrative data

Code: 86
Region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Poitou-Charentes until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Poitou, Anjou
Bordering departments: Charente, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Deux-Sèvres, Haute-Vienne

Area: 6,990 km2
Population (2006): 419,000 inhabitants

Préfecture: Poitiers
Sous-préfecture: Châtellerault, Montmorillon
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 38 cantons, 281 communes.

The department is named after river Vienne (350 km), tributary of the Loire.

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009