|region||Pays de la Loire|
|Residents||566,506 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||91 inhabitants per km²|
President of the
|Dominique Le Mèner|
Location of the department of Sarthe in the
region Pays de la Loire
The Département de la Sarthe [ saʀt ] is French department with the atomic number 72. It is in the northwest of the country in the Region Pays de la Loire and is named after the River Sarthe named. The river and the department are namesake for the Circuit de la Sarthe , on which the 24-hour race of Le Mans is held.
The most important river is the eponymous Sarthe .
It has belonged to the Pays de la Loire region since 1960 .
coat of arms
Symbolism: The coat of arms of today's Sarthe department is that of the former county of Maine .
The most populous municipalities in the Sarthe department are:
|Le Mans||142,946||Le Mans|
|La Flèche||14,956||La Flèche|
January 1, 2017
population / km²
- List of communes in the Sarthe department
- List of cantons in the Sarthe department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Sarthe department
The Allée couverte du Colombier is located northwest of Aubigné-Racan, near the D78 road to Sarcé, in the Sarthe department.
The Dolmen la Pierre couverte (Duneau) is located directly on the "Route de Planche" road, east of Connerré, south of Duneau 30 km east of Le Mans.
- cg72.fr accessed on April 26, 2015.