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1) Orleanais. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Blois are the chief cities. The region includes Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, and parts of Eure-et-Loir and Yonne depts. Beauce in the north, Little Beauce in the west, and...

2) Beauce. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Paris Basin, between the Seine and Loir rivers. It now comprises Eure-et-Loir dept. and parts of Loiret and Loir-et-Cher. It is the "granary of France"-a vast, limestone...

3) Blois. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The counts of Blois emerged in the 10th cent. as the most powerful feudal lords of France. Their line began with Thibaut the Cheat, who by various means acquired...

4) Loiret. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Loiret, (lwara´) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 580,612), N central France, partly in Orleanais. Orleans is the capital....

5) Montargis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Its manufactures include machinery, electrical equipment, and other light industrial products. Ceded (1188) by the house of Courtenay to the crown, it was (14th and...

6) Vendome. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The town developed around the Abbey of the Trinity (11th cent.) and during the Middle Ages was the prosperous center of the county (duchy after 1515) of Vendome....

7) Indre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Indre, (aN´dr) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 237,300), central France, in parts of Berry, Orleanais, Marche, Touraine, and Poitou. Chateauroux is the capital....

8) Loir-et-Cher. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Loir-et-Cher, (lwar-a-sher) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 307,100), N central France, in Orleanais. Blois is the capital....

9) Chartres. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chartres is of great historic and artistic interest; it is also a regional market with many industries, including metallurgy, and the production of perfumes and electronic...

10) Loire, river, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...France to the Atlantic Ocean at Saint-Nazaire. The upper Loire swiftly flows northwestward through numerous gorges in the Massif Central. At Orleans it swings southwest...

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