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Mayenne is a department in northwest France named after the Mayenne River. Mayenne is part of the current region of Pays de la Loire and is surrounded by the departments of Manche, Orne, Sarthe, Maine-et-Loire, and Ille-et-Vilaine.

Mayenne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. The northern two thirds correspond to the western part of the former province of Maine. The southern third of Mayenne corresponds to the northern portion of the old province of Anjou. The inhabitants of the department are called Mayennais.

Mayenne (river)

The Mayenne is a river in western France principally located in the French region of Pays de la Loire. Together with the river Sarthe and its tributary the Loir it forms the Maine, which is a tributary to the Loire.

Mayenne (disambiguation)

Mayenne can refer to:

  • Mayenne, a department of France in Pays de la Loire
  • The Mayenne River
  • Mayenne, a town in the department
  • Charles, Duke of Mayenne, leader of the Catholic League against Henry IV of France