Last modified: 2002-01-18 by ivan sache
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The department has no specific flag.
Region: Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Maine, Anjou
Bordering departments: Ille-et-Vilaine, Maine-et-Loire, Manche, Orne, Sarthe
Area: 5,176 km2
Population (1995): 281,900 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Château-Gontier, Mayenne
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 32 cantons, 259 communes.
The department is named after the river Mayenne (185 km), which joins Sarthe to constitute Maine.