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The Loire (, also US: ; French pronunciation: [lwaʁ] (listen); Occitan: Léger, Occitan pronunciation: [ˈled͡ʒe]; Latin: Liger) is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world. With a length of 1,006 kilometres (625 mi), it drains 117,054 km2 (45,195 sq mi), more than a fifth of France's land while its average discharge is only half that of the Rhône.
It rises in the southeastern quarter of the French Massif Central in the Cévennes range (in the department of Ardèche) at 1,350 m (4,430 ft) near Mont Gerbier de Jonc; it flows north through Nevers to Orléans, then west through Tours and Nantes until it reaches the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic Ocean) at Saint-Nazaire. Its main tributaries include the rivers Nièvre, Maine and the Erdre on its right bank, and the rivers Allier, Cher, Indre, Vienne, and the Sèvre Nantaise on the left bank.
The Loire gives its name to six departments: Loire, Haute-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, and Saône-et-Loire. The lower-central swathe of its valley straddling the Pays de la Loire and Centre-Val de Loire regions was added to the World Heritage Sites list of UNESCO on December 2, 2000. Vineyards and châteaux are found along the banks of the river throughout this section and are a major tourist attraction.
The human history of the Loire river valley is thought by some to begin with the Middle Palaeolithic period of 90–40 kya (thousand years ago), followed by modern humans (about 30 kya), succeeded by the Neolithic period (6,000 to 4,500 BC), all of the recent Stone Age in Europe. Then came the Gauls, the local tribes during the Iron Age period of 1500 to 500 BC. They used the Loire as a key trading route by 600 BC, using pack horses to link its trade, such as the metals of the Armorican Massif, with Phoenicia and Ancient Greece via Lyon on the Rhône. Gallic rule ended in the valley in 56 BC when Julius Caesar conquered the adjacent provinces for Rome. Christianity was introduced into this valley from the 3rd century AD, as missionaries (many later recognized as saints), converted the pagans. In this period, settlers established vineyards and began producing wines.The Loire Valley has been called the "Garden of France" and is studded with over a thousand châteaux, each with distinct architectural embellishments covering a wide range of variations, from the early medieval to the late Renaissance periods. They were originally created as feudal strongholds, over centuries past, in the strategic divide between southern and northern France; now many are privately owned.
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Loire

River in France

  • Desc: The Loire is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world. With a length of 1,006 kilometres, it drains 117,054 km², more than a fifth of France's land while its average discharge is only half that of the Rhône.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, Place, BodyOfWater, Thing
  • Result Score: 1286.80

Loire

French Department

AS Saint-Étienne

Football club

Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire

Newspaper

  • Desc: Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire is a French provincial daily newspaper for readers of the Saône-et-Loire département. Its headquarters are in Chalon-sur-Saône and it is printed in Chatenoy-le-Royal. It was established on July 2, 1826, in Mâcon.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Journal_de_Sa%C3%B4ne-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Periodical
  • Result Score: 887.76

Loiret

French Department

  • Desc: Loiret is a department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of north-central France. The department takes its name from the river Loiret, a left-bank tributary of the Loire; the river Loiret is located wholly within the department.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loiret
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 654.56

Loire-Atlantique

French Department

  • Desc: Loire-Atlantique is a department in Pays de la Loire on the west coast of France, named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire-Atlantique
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 219.02

Pays de la Loire

French Region

Maine-et-Loire

French Department

  • Desc: Maine-et-Loire is a department in the Loire Valley in the Pays de la Loire region in Western France. Its prefecture is Angers; its subprefectures are Cholet, Saumur and Segré-en-Anjou Bleu. Maine-et-Loire had a population of 810,934 in 2016.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 187.71

Indre-et-Loire

French Department

  • Desc: Indre-et-Loire is a department in west-central France named after the Indre River and Loire River. In 2016, it had a population of 606,223.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indre-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 185.94

Saône-et-Loire

French Department

  • Desc: Saône-et-Loire is a department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of central-eastern France. Named after the Saône and Loire between which it lies, it had a population of 555,023 in 2016.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%C3%B4ne-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 183.44

Haute-Loire

French Department

  • Desc: Haute-Loire is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. Named after the Loire River, it is surrounded by the departments of Loire, Ardèche, Lozère, Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haute-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 165.34

Centre-Val de Loire

French Region

Loire

Vocalist

  • Desc: Loire Cotler on Valentine's Day, is a Rhythm Vocalist, composer, recording artist, educator and certified music therapist known for her outstanding Konnakol, Scat singing, World Music vocal stylings and original Ethno Jazz Standard interpretations, as well as her vocal work on film scores.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_(musician)
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 144.21

Tours Val de Loire Airport

Airport in France

Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire

Commune in France

  • Desc: Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire is a commune in the department of Indre-et-Loire in central France. It is located northwest of Tours on the other side of the Loire. It is the third largest city in the Indre-et-Loire department, behind only Tours and Joué-lès-Tours.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 90.63

Union Sportive Orléans Loiret Football

Football club

  • Desc: Union Sportive Orléans Loiret Football is a French association football club based in Orléans. The club was founded in 1976 and currently play in Championnat National after being relegated from the prematurely-ended 2019–20 Ligue 2.
  • URL: http://www.usofoot.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Orl%C3%A9ans
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 72.44

Loire Valley

Region in Courtenay, Loiret, France

  • Desc: The Loire Valley wine region includes the French wine regions situated along the Loire River from the Muscadet region near the city of Nantes on the Atlantic coast to the region of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé just southeast of the city of Orléans in north central France.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire_Valley_(wine)
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 69.35

Ligné

Commune in France

Monts

Commune in France

  • Desc: Monts is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It was here at the Château de Candé on 3 June 1937 that The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married the twice-divorced Wallis Warfield Simpson for whom he had abdicated the throne of Britain and the Empire.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monts,_Indre-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 42.88

Teillé

Commune in France

Vay

Commune in France

Brains

Commune in France

Saran

Commune in France

  • Desc: Saran is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. Saran has, considering its size, many sports facilities including two stadiums, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, one swimming pool and four gymnasiums.
  • URL: http://www.ville-saran.fr
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saran,_Loiret
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 28.91

Indre

Commune in France

Saché

Commune in France

Mer

Commune in France

Bains

Commune in France

Dry

Commune in France

Couches

Commune in France

Vue

Commune in France

Blois

Commune in France

  • Desc: Blois is a commune and the capital city of Loir-et-Cher department in Centre-Val de Loire, France, situated on the banks of the lower river Loire between Orléans and Tours.
  • URL: http://www.blois.fr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blois
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 10.22

Pannes

Commune in France

Ciel

Commune in France

Maillé

Commune in France

Loire

Song by Coralie Millet

  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 7.00
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