Last modified: 2002-01-18 by ivan sache
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by Pierre Gay
The department uses the banner of arms of the traditional province of Touraine.
Traditional provinces: Touraine, Poitou, Anjou
Bordering departments: Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Maine-et-Loire, Sarthe, Vienne
Area: 6,127 km2
Population (1995): 545,800 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Chinon, Loches
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 37 cantons, 277 communes.
The department is named after the rivers Indre (265 km) and Loire (1,020 km).