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Drôme
Depairtment

Coat of arms
Location o Drôme in Fraunce
Coordinates: 44°45′N 05°10′E / 44.750°N 5.167°E / 44.750; 5.167
Kintra Fraunce
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefectur Valence
Subprefecturs Die
Nyons
Government
 • Preses o the General Cooncil Didier Guillaume (PS)
Area1
 • Total 6,530 km2 (2,520 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 473,427
 • Rank 53rd
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Depairtment number 26
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 36
Communes 369
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuars, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

Drôme (French pronunciation: [dʁom]; Droma in Occitan, Drôma in Arpitan) is a depairtment in sootheastren Fraunce namit efter the Drôme River.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

St Vallier in Drôme, wis the birthplace o ane o Fraunce's maist famous courtesans, the noble-born Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566), lang-term mistress o King Henri II (1547-1559).

The French Naitional Constituent Assembly set up Drôme as ane o the oreeginal 83 depairtments o Fraunce on 4 Mairch 1790, durin the French Revolution. The territory formit pairt o the umwhile French province o Dauphiné.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Drôme lees athin the region o Rhône-Alpes an is surroondit bi the depairtments o Ardèche, Isère, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence an Vaucluse.

The boondaries o the depairtment hae chyngit several times wi the incorporation o the Comtat Venaissin in 1792 an the creation o the depairtment o Vaucluse in 1793. Drôme surroonds an enclave o the depairtment of Vaucluse, the Canton o Valréas (Enclave des Papes).

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Preses o the General Cooncil is Didier Guillaume o the Socialist Pairty.

Pairty seats
Socialist Pairty 18
Union for a Popular Muivement 7
Miscellaneous Left 4
Miscellaneous Richt 3
MoDem 1
The Greens 1
Left Radical Pairty 1
French Communist Pairty 1

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The inhabitants o the depairtment are cried Drômois.

Main ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

(1999 figure)

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sport activities in Drôme include:

  • in winter: skiin, cross-kintra skiin, snaw-shoein
  • in simmer: excursions, muntain bikin in the muntainous aurie

The Drôme River is a great place tae practice canoëin an kayakin an aw. In the ware the watter flow even allous you tae practice raftin. The Saoü Forest is kent for his climbin paths.

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