is a French département
(#41). It is in the Centre region
of north-central France
, and was formed from parts of the old provinces of Orléanais and Touraine
Its main waterways are the Cher River and the Loire River on which the town of Blois, the préfecture (capital) of the departement, is situated.
Sous-préfectures: Romorantin Lanthenay and Vendôme.
The département is the site of the Royal château of Blois, Chateau Cheverny, Chateau Chaumont, as well as the village of Chambord with its renowned Chateau Chambord built by King François I.
See also: Communes of the Loir-et-Cher département