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  1. a department in central France. 2630 sq. mi. (6810 sq. km). Capital: Orléans.
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Examples from the Web for loiret

Historical Examples of loiret

  • What we say of the Loiret and the Yonne might be said of all the departments.

    Napoleon the Little

    Victor Hugo

  • The proprietors of the Loiret avenged the fright of their fellow-proprietors of the Nièvre.

  • Elected deputy to the Assembly for the department of Loiret, he made his first speech in January 1792.

  • At Dordives (Loiret) the Communards planted a poplar surmounted by the red flag in front of the mairie.

  • Further up, the valley again contracts, until the Gorge de Loiret is passed.

British Dictionary definitions for loiret


  1. a department of central France, in Centre region. Capital: Orléans. Pop: 629 377 (2003 est). Area: 6812 sq km (2657 sq miles)
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