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Flag of the General Council of Maine-et-Loire - Image by Ivan Sache, 30 September 2009
Region: Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Anjou, Poitou
Bordering departments: Indre-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Mayenne, Sarthe, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, Vienne
Area: 7,166 km2
Population (2006): 766,659 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Cholet, Saumur, Segré
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 41 cantons, 363 communes.
The department is named after rivers Maine (10 km) and
Loire (1,020 km).
On 3 August 1973, the municipality of Puy-Saint-Bonnet was incorporated to the municipality of Cholet and therefore transferred from the department of Deux-Sèvres to the department of Maine-et-Loire.
Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009
The flag of the General Council of Maine-et-Loire is white with the
logo of the General Council.
The logo of the General Council of Maine-et-Loire is made of the word "Anjou" in black letters, except the "A", which is grey, blue and red.
Ivan Sache, 30 September 2009
Agglomération du Choletais
Flag of Agglomération du Choletais - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 26 February 2017
Agglomération du Choletais (26 municipalities; 102,908 inhabitants in 2014; 78,796 ha) was formed on 1 January 2017 by the merger of the former Communauté d'agglomération du Choletais, the Communauté de communes du Bocage, and the Communauté de communes du Vihiersois-Haut-Layon.
The flag of Agglomération du Choletais (photo) is white with the authority's logo, which was already used by the former Communauté d'agglomération du Choletais.
Olivier Touzeau, 26 February 2017