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# Pays de la Loire

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
• Density110.7584/km2 (286.863/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

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.

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.

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