Mayenne

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Mayenne
Coat o airms o Mayenne
Coat o airms
Location o Mayenne in Fraunce
Location o Mayenne in Fraunce
Coordinates: 48°10′N 0°40′E / 48.167°N 0.667°E / 48.167; 0.667
KintraFraunce
RegionPays de la Loire
PrefecturLaval
SubprefectursChâteau-Gontier
Mayenne
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilJean Arthuis
Area
 • Total5,175 km2 (1,998 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot300,643
 • Rank74t
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer53
Arrondissements3
Cantons32
Communes261
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lakes, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

Mayenne (French pronunciation: ​[majɛn]) is a depairtment in northwast Fraunce namit efter the Mayenne River.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mayenne is ane o the oreeginal 83 depairtments creatit durin the French Revolution on 4 Mairch 1790. The northren twa thirds correspond tae the wastren pairt o the umwhile province o Maine. The soothren third o Mayenne corresponds tae the northren portion o the auld province o Anjou.

Efter the Coalition's victory at Waterloo, atween Juin 1815 an November 1818, Mayenne wis occupeed bi Proushie troops.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mayenne is pairt o the current region o Pays de la Loire an is surroondit bi the depairtments o Manche, Orne, Sarthe, Maine-et-Loire, an Ille-et-Vilaine.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The inhabitants of the department are called Mayennais.

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