Loire-Atlantique

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Loire-Atlantique

(lwär-ätläNtēk`), formerly

Loire-Maritime,

department (1990 pop. 1,058,100), NW France, in S Brittany, on the Atlantic coast. The main cities are NantesNantes
, city (1990 pop. 252,029), capital of Loire-Atlantique dept., W France, on the Loire River. It is an important industrial and shipping center with its ocean port at Saint-Nazaire.
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, city (1990 pop. 66,087), Loire-Atlantique dept., W France, at the mouth of the Loire River on the Bay of Biscay. Saint-Nazaire is an important seaport (mainly for trade with the Antilles and Central America) and a great shipbuilding and industrial center with
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Loire-Atlantique

 

(formerly Loire-Inferieure), a department in western France, on the Bay of Biscay. Area, 7,000 sq km; population, 897,000 (1972). The prefecture is Nantes. Loire-Atlantique is an important industrial port region (Nantes-St. Nazaire). There is shipbuilding, ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, aircraft industry, and the manufacture of chemical and food products. Loire-Atlantique is a major region for the cultivation of cereal crops. There is viticulture, fruit growing, stock raising, and fishing.

Loire-Atlantique

a department of W France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Nantes. Pop.: 1 174 120 (2003 est.). Area: 6980 sq. km (2722 sq. miles)
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Quantity or scope: training activities Realization of the training course subject to County Council officers of Loire Atlantique.
The Loire Atlantique department is designated contract coordinator and is responsible for its launch of its award, its renewal; its follow-up being provided by each member for the part that concerns them.
This consultation concerns the supply of spare parts needed to repair wheeled vehicles and equipment belonging to the General Council of Loire Atlantique and the county fire and rescue service of Loire Atlantique.
in a context of clustering in one building of four constituent entities Loire Atlantique Development (sela lad, lad spl, and CAUE lad lad gy), members of Loire-Atlantique development GIE aim to pooling different SI to benefit a common infrastructure and a common messaging service (effective since March 2014).
Regular passenger services on the network Lila - supplementary services on the Loire Atlantique.