Pays de la Loire

administrative region of France

Pays de la Loire (or Pays-de-la-Loire) is an administrative region of France. Its capital is Nantes. In 2005 about 3.2 million people lived in the region.

Pays de la Loire
Château de Montsoreau
Official logo of Pays de la Loire
Pays de la Loire region locator map2.svg
Country France
PrefectureNantes
Departments
Government
 • President of the Regional CouncilChristelle Morançais (LR)
Area
 • Total32,082 km2 (12,387 sq mi)
Area rank8th
Population
 • Total3,553,352
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-PDL
GDP (2012)[1]Ranked 5th
Total€101.2 billion (US$130.2 bn)
Per capita€27,775 (US$35,725)
NUTS RegionFR5
Websitewww.paysdelaloire.fr

The departments in the region are:

The economy is centered around the production of food, and agriculture in general. It is the third in France in that sector. 51% of meat products, 19% of milk, and 67% of the natural produce of grain (cereals) are produced there.

ReferencesEdit

  1. INSEE. "Produits intérieurs bruts régionaux et valeurs ajoutées régionallolà 2012". Retrieved 2014-03-04.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Pays de la Loire at Wikimedia Commons