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Lot
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Coat of Arms du Lot


Details
Information
Number46
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
PrefectureCahors
SubprefectureFigeac
Gourdon
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 90th


160,197


31 /km²
Area5,217 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons31
Communes340
President of the
general council
Gérard Miquel
Location
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Location of du Lot in France

Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River.

History

Lot was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the province of Languedoc. In 1808, some of the original southeastern cantons were separated from it to form the department of Tarn-et-Garonne. It originally extended much farther to the south and included the city of Montauban.

Geography

Lot is part of the region of Midi-Pyrénées and is surrounded by the departments of Corrèze, Cantal, Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, and Dordogne.

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