Vienne

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This article is about the French département. For the city, see Vienne, Isère.
Vienne
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Coat of Arms de la Vienne


Details
Information
Number86
RegionPoitou-Charentes
PrefecturePoitiers
SubprefecturesChâtellerault
Montmorillon
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 56th


399,024


57 /km²
Area6,990 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons38
Communes281
President of the
general council
Alain Fouché
Location
Location of de la Vienne in France

Vienne is a département of France, located in the center of the country, and named after the Vienne River.

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History

The département of Vienne was formed in 1790 from parts of the former provinces of Poitou, Touraine, and Berry.

Geography

Vienne is bounded by the départements of Indre-et-Loire on the north and northeast, Indre on the east, Haute-Vienne on the southeast, Charente on the south, Deux-Sèvres on the west, and Maine-et-Loire on the northwest.

The principal rivers are the Vienne and the Charente.

Economy

Cheese making is an important industry of Vienne.

Demographics

Culture

The church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, a UNESCO world heritage site, is located in the Vienne.

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External links

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