Centre-Val de Loire

Centre-Val de Loire (/ˌvæl də ˈlwɑːr/, /ˌvɑːl-/, French pronunciation: [sɑ̃tʁə val də lwaʁ],[Notes 1] lit.'Centre-Loire Valley'; Occitan: Centre e Vau de Léger) or Centre Region (French: région Centre, [ʁeʒjɔ̃ sɑ̃tʁ]), as it was known until 2015, is one of the eighteen administrative regions of France. It straddles the middle Loire Valley in the interior of the country, with a population of 2,572,853 as of 2018. Its prefecture is Orléans.

Centre-Val de Loire
Centre e Vau de Léger  (Occitan)
The Loire river as it passes through Orléans
Country France
PrefectureOrléans
Departments
Government
  President of the Regional CouncilFrançois Bonneau (PS)
Area
  Total39,151 km2 (15,116 sq mi)
Area rank7th
Population
 (2018)
  Total2,572,853
  Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-CVL
GDP (2012)[1]Ranked 9th
Total€67.1 billion (US$86.3 bn)
Per capita€26,126 (US$33,603)
NUTS RegionFR2
Largest cityTours
Websitewww.regioncentre-valdeloire.fr