Vienne ( fr. Vienne ) is a department in the west of France , one of the departments of the New Aquitaine region . The serial number is 86. The administrative center is Poitiers . The population is 438 566 people (56th place among departments, 2010 data).
|Included in||New Aquitaine|
|Includes||3 counties, 38 cantons and 281 communes|
|Chairman of the General Council||Alain Foucher|
|History and Geography|
|Date of formation|
|Area||6990 km² (17th place )|
|Timezone||UTC + 1|
|Population||438 566 people ( 2010 ) ( 56th place )|
|Density||62.74 people / km² (66th place)|
|ISO 3166-2 Code||FR-86|
The area is 6990 km². The rivers Vienna and Charente flow through the department .
The department includes 3 districts, 38 cantons and 281 communes.
Vienne is one of the first 83 departments formed during the French Revolution in March 1790. It originated in the former province of Poitou . The name comes from the river Vienne .