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Loire


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The Loire (, also US: , French: [lwaʁ] (listen); Occitan: Léger; Breton: Liger) is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world. With a length of 1,012 kilometres (629 mi), it drains an area of 117,054 km2 (45,195 sq mi), or more than a fifth of France's land area, while its average discharge is only half that of the Rhône.
It rises in the winter of 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 central part of the Loire Valley, located in 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 begins 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 historical tribes in the Loire during the Iron Age period 1500 to 500 BC; they used the Loire as a major riverine trading route by 600 BC, establishing trade with the Greeks on the Mediterranean coast. 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

Loire

River in France

  • Desc: The Loire is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world. With a length of 1,012 kilometres, it drains an area of 117,054 km², or more than a fifth of France's land area, while its average discharge is only half that of the Rhône.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loire
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, Thing, Place, BodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 1591.65
Loire

Loire

French Department

AS Saint-Étienne

AS Saint-Étienne

Football club

  • Desc: Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire is a French professional football club based in Saint-Étienne in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, The club was founded in 1919 and plays in Ligue 1, the top division of French football.
  • URL: http://www.asse.fr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS_Saint-%C3%89tienne
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 1202.52

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: 1034.90
Loiret

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: 654.96

Ca Loire-haute-loire

Company

  • Type: Thing, Corporation, Organization
  • Result Score: 458.11
Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire

French Region

  • Desc: Pays de la Loire is one of the 18 regions of France, in the west of the mainland. It is one of the regions created in the 1950s to serve as a zone of influence for its capital, Nantes, one of a handful of so-called "balancing metropolises" ¹.
  • URL: http://www.paysdelaloire.fr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pays_de_la_Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 227.07
Loire-Atlantique

Loire-Atlantique

French Department

  • Desc: Loire-Atlantique is a department in Bretagne 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: 190.63
Maine-et-Loire

Maine-et-Loire

French Department

  • Desc: Maine-et-Loire is a department of the Loire Valley in west-central France, in the Pays de la Loire region.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 179.52
Centre-Val de Loire

Centre-Val de Loire

French Region

Saône-et-Loire

Saône-et-Loire

French Department

Indre-et-Loire

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: 163.12
Haute-Loire

Haute-Loire

French Department

  • Desc: Haute-Loire is a department in south-central France named after the Loire River. Haute-Loire is part of the current region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and 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: 160.37
Tours Val de Loire Airport

Tours Val de Loire Airport

Airport in France

Loire

Vocalist

Monistrol-sur-Loire

Monistrol-sur-Loire

Commune in France

  • Desc: Monistrol-sur-Loire is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France. It is the birthplace of former Roman Catholic archbishop Armand-François-Marie de Charbonnel
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monistrol-sur-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 98.31
Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire

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, Place, City
  • Result Score: 96.80
La Charité-sur-Loire

La Charité-sur-Loire

Commune in France

Loire Valley

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: 79.57

Orléans Loiret Basket

Basketball club

US Orléans

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 Ligue 2 after earning promotion from the Championnat National.
  • URL: http://www.usofoot.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Orl%C3%A9ans
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 48.31
Monts

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, Place, City
  • Result Score: 42.99
Brains

Brains

Commune in France

Saran

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, Place, City
  • Result Score: 34.37
Saché

Saché

Commune in France

Pinay

Pinay

Commune in France

Vay

Vay

Commune in France

Olivet

Olivet

Commune in France

Indre

Indre

Commune in France

Bains

Bains

Commune in France

Cuon

Cuon

Commune in France

  • Desc: Cuon is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the commune of Baugé-en-Anjou.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuon,_Maine-et-Loire
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 18.13
Ligné

Ligné

Commune in France

Blois

Blois

City in France

Pannes

Pannes

Commune in France

Vue

Vue

Commune in France

Loiré

Loiré

Commune in France

Chenin blanc

Chenin blanc

Wine grape

  • Desc: Chenin blanc is a White wine grape variety from the Loire Valley of France. Its high acidity means it can be used to make everything from sparkling wines to well-balanced dessert wines, although it can produce very bland, neutral wines if the vine's natural vigor is not controlled.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenin_blanc
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 7.48
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