Drôme

Drôme
Department
Valence, capital of Drôme
Valence, capital of Drôme.
Flag of Drôme
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Drôme in France
Location of Drôme in France
Coordinates: 44°45′N 05°10′E / 44°45′N 05°10′E / 44.750; 5.167
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Département4 March 1790
PrefectureValence
SubprefecturesDie, Nyons
Government[1]
 • PresidentMarie-Pierre Mouton
Area[2]
 • Total6,530.0 km2 (2,521.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)[3]
 • Total499,159
 • Rank33
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Drômois
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 codeFR-26
Arrondissements3
Cantons19
Communes367
Websitehttp://www.ladrome.fr/

Drôme (Occitan: Droma) is a French department in southeastern France in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and named after the Drôme river. Its prefecture is the city of Valence.

History

Drôme is one of the 83 French departments made during the French revolution, on 4 March 1790; it was made with part of the old French province of Dauphiné. It was divided in 6 districts: Romans, Valence, Die, Buis, Montélimar,and Crest. The capital was Chabeuil but in the same year the capital was moved to Valence.[4]

With the creation of the arrondissements, the 6 districts became four arrondissements: Valence, Die, Montélimar and Nyons. In 1926, the arrondissement of Montélimar was eliminated.[4]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Drôme
aragonés: Droma
Bân-lâm-gú: Drôme
беларуская: Дром (дэпартамент)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Дром (дэпартамэнт)
català: Droma
Cebuano: Drôme
čeština: Drôme
Cymraeg: Drôme
dansk: Drôme
davvisámegiella: Drôme
English: Drôme
español: Drôme
Esperanto: Drôme
euskara: Drôme
فارسی: دروم
Gàidhlig: Drôme
galego: Drôme
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Drôme-sén
한국어: 드롬주
Bahasa Indonesia: Drôme
interlingua: Departimento Drome
italiano: Drôme
Kapampangan: Drôme
ქართული: დრომი
Kiswahili: Drôme
latviešu: Droma
Lëtzebuergesch: Departement Drôme
Limburgs: Drôme
magyar: Drôme
Malagasy: Drôme
मराठी: द्रोम
Bahasa Melayu: Drôme
日本語: ドローム県
norsk: Drôme
norsk nynorsk: Drôme
پنجابی: ضلع دروم
Plattdüütsch: Drôme
polski: Drôme
português: Drôme
română: Drôme
Scots: Drôme
slovenščina: Drôme (departma)
српски / srpski: Дром (департман)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Drôme (departman)
suomi: Drôme
svenska: Drôme
Türkçe: Drôme
українська: Дром
اردو: دغوم
Tiếng Việt: Drôme
Volapük: Drôme
Winaray: Drôme
粵語: 德龍
中文: 德龙省