It has been suggested that Economy of the Drôme department be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2012.
It has been suggested that Climate of the Drôme department be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2012.
Location of Drôme in France
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|• President of the General Council||Patrick Labaune (The Republicans)|
|• Total||6,530 km2 (2,520 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Drôme (French pronunciation: [dʁom]; Droma in Occitan, Drôma in Arpitan) is a department in southeastern France named after the Drôme River.
St Vallier in Drôme, was the birthplace of one of France's most famous courtesans, the noble-born Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566), long-term mistress of King Henri II (1547-1559).
The French National Constituent Assembly set up Drôme as one of the original 83 departments of France on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. The territory formed part of the former French province of Dauphiné.
Drôme lies within the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Ardèche, Isère, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse.
The boundaries of the department have changed several times with the incorporation of the Comtat Venaissin in 1792 and the creation of the department of Vaucluse in 1793. Drôme surrounds an exclave of the department of Vaucluse, the Canton of Valréas (Enclave des Papes).
The President of the General Council is Patrick Labaune.
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The inhabitants of the department are called Drômois.
- Valence: 66,568
- Romans-sur-Isère: 33,665
- Montélimar: 32,896
- Nyons: 6,731
Sport activities in Drôme include:
- in winter: skiing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing
- in summer: excursions, mountain biking in the mountainous area
The Drôme River is also a great place to practice canoëing and kayaking. In the spring the water flow even allows you to practice rafting. The Saoü Forest is known for its climbing paths.
Lavender fields near Die
Ferdinand Cheval's palace
Nougat from Montélimar
- Cantons of the Drôme department
- Communes of the Drôme department
- Arrondissements of the Drôme department
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Drôme.|
- (English) Tourism website
- (French) Prefecture website
- (French) General Council website
- (French) Drome valley website
- (French) Drome Pictures