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loire capital anjou

47º30N 0º35W, pop (2002e) 152 800. Capital of Maine-et-Loire department, Loire region, S France; located on the R Mayenne above its junction with the R Loire; birthplace of André and Hervé Bazin, Jean Bodin; bishopric; railway; formerly capital of Anjou province; centre of Anjou wine trade and for the production of Cointreau liqueur; electrical machinery; St Maurice Cathedral; 13th-c chateau and museums with notable tapestries; Festival of Dramatic Art held in the castle (Jun).

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