Lot-et-Garonne department

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Coat of arms of the Lot-et-Garonne department
Finistère Côtes-d’Armor Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Loire-Atlantique Vendée Manche Mayenne Orne Calvados Maine-et-Loire Sarthe Indre-et-Loire Vienne Deux-Sèvres Indre Loir-et-Cher Eure Eure-et-Loir Seine-Maritime Oise Aisne Somme Pas-de-Calais Nord Ardennes Marne Meuse Meurthe-et-Moselle Haute-Marne Vosges Moselle Haut-Rhin Bas-Rhin Territoire de Belfort Cher Loiret Yonne Aube Côte-d’Or Nièvre Haute-Saône Essonne Yvelines Seine-et-Marne Val-d’Oise Hauts-de-Seine Val-de-Marne Seine-Saint-Denis Paris Doubs Jura Saône-et-Loire Allier Creuse Haute-Vienne Charente Charente-Maritime Corrèze Dordogne Gironde Puy-de-Dôme Loire Rhône Ain Haute-Savoie Cantal Lot Savoie Haute-Loire Isère Ardèche Landes Lot-et-Garonne Hautes-Alpes Drôme Alpes-Maritimes Var Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Vaucluse Bouches-du-Rhône Gard Hérault Lozère Aveyron Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Gers Pyrènèes-Atlantiques Hautes-Pyrénées Aude Pyrénées-Orientales Haute-Garonne Ariège Haute-Corse Corse-du-Sud Vereinigtes Königreich Andorra Guernsey Jersey Niederlande Belgien Luxemburg Deutschland Liechtenstein Monaco Österreich Schweiz Italien SpanienLocation of the Lot-et-Garonne department in France
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region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
prefecture Agen
Sub-prefecture (s) Marmande
Residents 332,842 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Population density 62 inhabitants per km²
surface 5,360.91 km²
Arrondissements 4th
Community associations 13
Cantons 21st
Communities 319
President of the
Department Council
Pierre Camani
ISO-3166-2 code FR-47
Location of the Lot-et-Garonne
Location of the department of Lot-et-Garonne in the
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The Lot-et-Garonne [ lɔtegaʀɔn ] is the French department with the atomic number 47. It is in the southwest of the country in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine and on the rivers Lot and Garonne named.


The department is located in the east of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It borders the Dordogne department to the north, the Lot , Tarn-et-Garonne and Gers departments of the Occitania region to the east, southeast and south , and the Landes and Gironde departments to the southwest and west .

The most important rivers are the eponymous Garonne , which crosses the department from south-east to north-west, passing the capital Agen in the south-east , and the eponymous Lot , which runs through the department in an east-west direction until it becomes a right tributary in Aiguillon the Garonne flows into. The forest area of Forêt des Landes , which extends to the Atlantic coast , covers the west of the department .

coat of arms

Description : The coat of arms is quartered :

  • Field 1 is red and has the right one ansitz end silver eagle on a pole made silver piece of wood with the inscription in black letters "AGEN" and left a golden brick castle with black door and windows, two stepped side towers and a higher central tower with battlements and pointed roof. On each of the towers a golden flag waving to the left.
  • Field 2 is red and under the blue head of the shield with the three golden lilies , four silver crenellated towers form a common cross , in the middle of which is a silver cross with crutches .
  • Field 3 is blue with a golden sun with a face.
  • Field 4 in blue is a silver, black-grooved stone bridge with five arches under which a silver corrugated shield is located. On the pointed bridge there are three stone towers of the same kind, the middle one is the larger one, and the golden lily hovers over the side towers.


The Tarn-et-Garonne department was re-established in 1808

The department was formed during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790 from parts of the then provinces of Guyenne and Gascogne (mainly the Agenais and the eastern part of the Bazadais ). It was divided into nine districts (French: district), the forerunners of the arrondissements . The districts were Agen, Casteljaloux, Lauzun, Marmande, Monflanquin, Nérac, Tonneins, Valence and Villeneuve. The department and the districts were divided into cantons and had around 260,000 (?) Inhabitants. The capital was already Agen.

The arrondissements of Agen , Marmande , Nérac and Villeneuve-sur-Lot were established on February 17, 1800. On November 4, 1808, parts of the arrondissements of Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot were spun off into the newly established Tarn-et-Garonne (now Occitania region ). On September 10, 1926, the Arrondissement of Nérac was dissolved, but re-established on June 1, 1942 in the same size.

From 1960 to 2015 it belonged to the Aquitaine region , which in 2016 became part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.


The most populous communes in the Lot-et-Garonne department are:

city Population
Agen 33,576 Agen
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 22,064 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Marmande 17,691 Marmande
Le passage 9,561 Agen
Tonneins 9,069 Marmande
Nérac 6,827 Nérac
Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot 6,459 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Bon-Encontre 6,199 Agen
Boé 5,593 Agen
Fumel 4,834 Villeneuve-sur-Lot

Administrative division

The Lot-et-Garonne department is divided into 4 arrondissements , 21 cantons and 319 communes :

Communes and arrondissements in the Lot-et-Garonne department
Arrondissement Cantons Communities Residents
January 1, 2017
Density of
population / km²
Agen 8th 71 000000000120796.0000000000120,796 1,013.25 000000000000119.0000000000119 471
Marmande 6th 98 000000000083722.000000000083,722 1,387.66 000000000000060.000000000060 472
Nérac 3 58 000000000038900.000000000038,900 1,400.31 000000000000028.000000000028 474
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 8th 92 000000000089424.000000000089,424 1,559.69 000000000000057.000000000057 473
Lot-et-Garonne department 21st 319 000000000332842.0000000000332,842 5,360.91 000000000000062.000000000062 47

See also:

Web links

Commons : Lot-et-Garonne department  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. lotetgaronne.fr accessed on May 6, 2015.

Coordinates: 44 ° 21 '  N , 0 ° 29'  E