Loir-et-Cher


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Loir-et-Cher

(lwär-ā-shĕr), department (1990 pop. 307,100), N central France, in Orléanais. BloisBlois
, town (1990 pop. 51,549), capital of Loir-et-Cher dept., central France, in Orléanais, on the Loire River. A commercial and industrial center with an outstanding trade in wines and brandies, it is also one of the most historic towns of France.
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Loir-Et-Cher

 

a department in central France, primarily in the Loire Valley. Area, 6,400 sq km; population, 279,000 (1972). The prefecture is Blois. Grain, sugar beets, and potatoes are grown; there is viticulture, fruit growing, and stock raising. The department has food, machine-building, and wool industries.

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Loir-et-Cher

a department of N central France, in Centre region. Capital: Blois. Pop.: 318 853 (2003 est.). Area: 6422 sq. km (2505 sq. miles)
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and Canada, Matra chairman Bernard Labet and WaveCrest president and CEO Roy Barbee have announced plans to assemble the full range of TidalForce electric bikes at Matra's site in Loir-et-Cher and to distribute them across Europe beginning in 2006.
Furthermore--as Roger Dion noted in 1934 in his magisterial thesis on the Val de Loire--between Blois and Beaugency there developed the earliest agricultural syndicates in all France; the Syndicat des Agriculteurs de Loir-et-Cher, founded in 1883, became a national model.
Baker's central concern is to reveal the process by which "rural communities and individuals came to adopt particular practices and ideologies," and "especially socialist and republican ideas." So he has a real incentive to prove that the fraternal spirit existed in the department of Loir-et-Cher long before 1883.