|Residents||436,876 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||62 inhabitants per km²|
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Location of the department of Vienne in the
The Vienne department borders on the Maine-et-Loire and Indre-et-Loire departments in the north, the Indre department in the east, the Haute-Vienne department in the southeast, the Charente department in the south and the Deux department in the west -Sèvres .
The eponymous Vienne flows through the department from south to north. Its left tributary, the Clain, crosses the departmental capital Poitiers and flows into the Vienne at the second largest city, Châtellerault . The Gartempe also traverses the east of the department in a northerly direction and flows into the Creuse at La Roche-Posay , which then forms the border with the Indre department before it flows into the Vienne. The extreme south-west of the department is drained by the Charente by merging from the south from the Charente department and flowing back into the same department in a U-shaped arch.
It was formed on March 4, 1790 from part of the Poitou Province and part of the Saumurois Province . From 1960 to 2015 it belonged to the Poitou-Charentes region , which in 2016 became part of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.
coat of arms
Blazon : A silver wave pole in red , covered with five (2: 1: 2) black grooved, golden castles with two double-tinned side towers, a central raised tinned gate tower, black arched windows and an open golden portal.
The most populous municipalities in the Vienne department are:
January 1, 2017
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- List of communes in the Vienne department
- List of cantons in the Vienne department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Vienne department
- lavienne86.fr, accessed on May 4, 2015.