The large Château Loitiers that lends its name to the city.
|-Metropolitan Area:||2,174 km²|
|-City: 870,541||Density: 1,917 people/km²|
|-Metro: 3,098,738||Density: 142 people/km²|
started as a medieval castles, its manor, and surrounding villages
eventually all formed together to create larget city; industrialism made it bigger
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