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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Loire, Loire Rivernoun

    the longest French river; rises in the Massif Central and flows north and west to the Atlantic Ocean


  1. Loirenoun

    One of the départements of Rhône-Alpes, France

  2. Loirenoun

    A river of France


  1. Loire

    The Loire is the longest river in France. With a length of 1,012 kilometres, it drains an area of 117,054 km², which represents more than a fifth of France's land area. It is the 170th longest river in the world. It rises in the Cévennes in the département of Ardèche at 1,350 m near Mont Gerbier de Jonc, and flows for over 1,000 km north through Nevers to Orléans, then west through Tours and Nantes until it reaches the Bay of Biscay at St Nazaire. Its main tributaries include the Maine, Nièvre and the Erdre rivers on its right bank, and the Allier, Cher, Indre, Vienne, and the Sèvre Nantaise rivers from the left bank. The Loire gives its name to six départements: Loire, Haute-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, and Saône-et-Loire. The central part of the Loire Valley was added to the World Heritage Sites list of UNESCO on December 2, 2000. The banks are characterized by vineyards and chateaux in the Loire Valley. Historicity of the Loire River valley begins with the earliest Middle Palaeolithic period 40–90 ka, followed by the modern humans, succeeded by the Neolithic period of the Stone Age and the Gauls, the inhabitants in the Loire during the Iron Age, in the period between 1500 and 500 BC. Gauls made it a major naval trading route by 600 BC, establishing trade with the Greeks on the Mediterranean coast. Gallic rule ended in the valley in 56 BC with Julius Caesar winning over this territory. Christianity made entry into this valley from 3rd century AD with many saints converting the pagans. It was the time when the wineries also came to be established in the valley.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Loire

    the largest river in France, 630 m., rises in the Cévennes, flows northwards to Orleans and westward to the Bay of Biscay, through a very fertile valley which it often inundates. It is navigable for 550 m., but its lower waters are obstructed by islands and shoals; it is connected by canals with the Seine, Saône, and Brest Harbour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loire in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Emmanuelle Amar:

    This large number of cases of infants with deformities, babies who have no arms, also exists in Brittany and Loire Atlantique, but there was only the report of those in Brittany that was taken into account by Public Health France.

  2. Cruise Passenger Lynch:

    I'm especially excited about the new Loire cruises because it's a river which has yet to be explored, paddle ships will allow this to be done for the first time in 2015.

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