Location: Northwest France
Maine-et-Loire is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution in 1790. It was created from the former province of Anjou.
The former province of Anjou is geographically similar to Maine-et-Loire, it was established in 929 and dissolved in 1790 .
Maine-et-Loire is part of the Pays-de-la-Loire region of France. It is surrounded by the departments of Ille-et-Vilaine, Mayenne, Sarthe, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, and Loire-Atlantique. The principal city is Angers.