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Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
Location of Lot-et-Garonne in France
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Département4 March 1790
SubprefecturesMarmande, Nérac, Villeneuve-sur-Lot
 • PresidentPierre Camani
 • Total5,360.9 km2 (2,069.9 sq mi)
 • Total333,234
 • Density62.1601/km2 (160.9939/sq mi)
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Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
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ISO 3166 codeFR-47

Lot-et-Garonne (Occitan: Òlt e GaronaLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot and Garonne rivers.


Lot-et-Garonne was formed during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with parts of the old provinces of Guyenne and Gascony. It was divided into nine districts: Agen, Nérac, Marmande, Tonneins, Villeneuve, Lauzun, Monflanquin, Casteljaloux and Valence.[4]

Agen and Aiguillon were alternatively the capital of the department but in 1791 it was decided that only Agen would be the capital.[5]

Several of the original southeastern cantons in the arrondissements of Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot were separated from it in 1808 to become a part of the newly created department of Tarn-et-Garonne.[4]


Lot-et-Garonne is part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, southwestern France, with an area of 5,360.9 km2 (2,070 sq mi).[2]

The departement is surrounded by two regions and six departments:

The main rivers in the Lot-et-Garonne are the Garonne river that flows through the south central part of the department, and the Lot river that flows through the northern regions of the department before joining, as a right tributary, the Garonne near the Aiguillon commune.

Other river is the Baïse, a left tributary of the Garonne.

In the west of the department, mainly in the arrondissement of Nérac, there is a forest of maritime pine like in the Landes department.


The climate of Estillac, where is the Agen La Garenne Airport, is Marine West Coast Climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), with mild winters and warm summers.[6]

The average temperature for the year in Estillac is 13.4 °C (56.1 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 21.5 °C (70.7 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 5.7 °C (42.3 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Estillac is 845.8 mm (33.3 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 83.8 mm (3.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is April with an average of 55.9 mm (2.2 in).[6]


The department is managed by the Departamental Council of Lot-et-Garonne in Agen. Lot-et-Garonne is part of the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Administrative divisions

There are 4 arrondissements (districts), 21 cantons and 319 communes (municipalities) in Lot-et-Garonne.[7]

Arrondissement Capital Population[8]
471 Agen Agen 120,235 1,013.3 118.7 71
472 Marmande Marmande 83,245 1,387.7 60.0 98
473 Villeneuve-sur-Lot Villeneuve-sur-Lot 90,527 1,559.7 58.0 92
474 Nérac Nérac 39,227 1,400.3 28.0 58

The following is a list of the 21 cantons of the Lot-et-Garonne department (with their INSEE codes), following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:[10]

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The inhabitants of Lot-et-Garonne are known, in French, as Lot-et-Garonnais (women: Lot-et-Garonnaises).[11]

The department of Lot-et-Garonne has a population, in 2014, of 333,234,[3] for a population density of 62.2 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Agen, with 120,235 inhabitants, is by far the largest. The other three, Marmande, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Nérac, have respectively 83,245, 90,527 and 39,227 inhabitants.[8]

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The 10 main cities in the department are:

City Population[8]
Agen 34,126 Agen
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 23,263 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Marmande 17,748 Marmande
Le Passage 9,546 Agen
Tonneins 8,973 Marmande
Nérac 7,085 Nérac
Sainte-Livrade-sur-Lot 6,190 Villeneuve-sur-Lot
Bon-Encontre 6,166 Agen
Boé 5,552 Agen
Foulayronnes 5,262 Agen


Related pages


  1. "Le Président" (in French). Conseil départamental de Lot et Garonne. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Département de Lot-et-Garonne (47) - Résumé statistique" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Populations légales 2014: Recensement de la population - Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Historique de Lot-et-Garonne" (in French). Le SPLAF. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  5. "Histoire" (in French). Conseil général: Lot-et-Garonne. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Estillac, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  7. "Département du Lot-et-Garonne (47)" (in French). Géographie administrative et d'étude. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  9. "Département du Lot-et-Garonne (47)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  10. "Décret n° 2014-257 du 26 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département de Lot-et-Garonne" (in French). Lé Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  11. "Lot-et-Garonne (47)" (in French). Retrieved 16 March 2015. 

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