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Encyclopedia > Auvergne (region)
Région Auvergne
Flag of Auvergne
Logo of Auvergne
(Region flag) (Region logo)
Location
Map of France highlighting the Region of Auvergne
Administration
Capital Clermont-Ferrand
Regional President René Souchon
(PS) (since 2006)
Departments Allier
Cantal
Haute-Loire
Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissements 14
Cantons 158
Communes 1,310
Statistics
Land area1 26,013 km²
Population (Ranked 19th)
 - January 1, 2006 est. 1,334,000
 - March 8, 1999 census 1,308,878
 - Density (2006) 51/km²
1 French Land Register data, which exclude lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km² (0.386 sq. mi. or 247 acres) as well as the estuaries of rivers
France

Auvergne (Occitan: Auvèrnhe / Auvèrnha) is one of the 26 administrative regions of France. Image File history File links AUflag. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Auvergne_map. ... Clermont-Ferrand is a city of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of approximately 140,000. ... In France, the president of the regional council (French: Président du conseil régional) is the elected official who heads the conseil régional of a région, a state-level territory. ... The Socialist Party (French: Parti Socialiste or PS) is the main opposition party in France. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Departments (French: départements) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... For the cheese, see Cantal. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Building of the Conseil Général of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in Clermont-Ferrand Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Puy-de-Dôme Puy-de-Dôme is a département. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... // The following are ranked lists of French régions. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Occitan, or langue doc is a Romance language characterized by its richness, variability, and by the intelligibility of its dialects. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The current administrative region of Auvergne is larger than the historical province of Auvergne, and includes provinces and areas that historically were not part of Auvergne. The Auvergne region is composed of the following old provinces: The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Auvergne coat of arms Auvergne (Occitan: Auvèrnha) was the name of an historically independent county in the center of France, as well as later a province of France. ...

  • Auvergne: departments of Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal, northwest of Haute-Loire, and extreme south of Allier. The province of Auvergne is entirely contained inside the Auvergne region.
  • Bourbonnais: department of Allier. A small part of Bourbonnais is also contained inside the Centre region.
  • Velay: center and southeast of department of Haute-Loire. Velay is entirely contained inside the Auvergne region.
  • a small part of Gévaudan: extreme southwest of Haute-Loire. Gévaudan is essentially inside the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
  • a small part of Vivarais: extreme southeast of Haute-Loire. Vivarais is essentially inside the Rhône-Alpes region.
  • a small part of Forez: extreme northeast of Haute-Loire. Forez is essentially inside the Rhône-Alpes region.

Velay, Gévaudan, and Vivarais are often considered to be sub-provinces of the old Languedoc province. Forez is also often considered to be a sub-province of Lyonnais province. Therefore, the modern region of Auvergne is composed of the provinces of Auvergne, Bourbonnais, and parts of Languedoc and Lyonnais. Auvergne coat of arms Auvergne (Occitan: Auvèrnha) was the name of an historically independent county in the center of France, as well as later a province of France. ... Departments (French: départements) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Building of the Conseil Général of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in Clermont-Ferrand Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Puy-de-Dôme Puy-de-Dôme is a département. ... For the cheese, see Cantal. ... Haute-Loire is a département in south-central France named after the Loire River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Bourbonnais was an historic province in the centre of France that corresponded to the modern département of Allier, along with part of the département of Cher. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... (Region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Orléans Regional President Michel Sapin (PS) (1998 to 2000, and since 2004) Departments Cher Eure-et-Loir Indre Indre-et-Loire Loir-et-Cher Loiret Arrondissements 20 Cantons 198 Communes 1,842 Statistics Land area1 39,151 km² Population (Ranked 9th)  - January... Saint Michel dAiguilhe Chapel Le Puy-en-Velay (Lo Puèi de Velai in the Auvergnat dialect of the Occitan language, pronounced [lu/lÉ™ ˈpÅ“j dÉ™ ˈvÉ™laj]) is a commune of south-central France, préfecture (capital) of the Haute-Loire département. ... Gévaudan is a city in France, in Lozère department. ... Capital Montpellier Land area¹ 27,376 km² Regional President Georges Frêche (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Vivarais (Occitan: Vivarés) refers to a part of France: a traditional region in the south-est of the country, covering the département of Ardèche, named after its capital Viviers on the river Rhône. ... (Région flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Lyon Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne (PS) (since 2004) Departments Ain Ardèche Drôme Isère Loire Rhône Savoie Haute-Savoie Arrondissements 25 Cantons 335 Communes 2,879 Statistics Land area1 43,698 km² Population (Ranked 2nd)  - January 1, 2006... Coat of arms of Forez Forez is a former province of France, corresponding approximately to the central part of the modern Loire département and a part of the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements. ... Coat of arms of the province of Languedoc, now being used as an official flag by the Midi-Pyrénees region as well as by the city of Toulouse Languedoc (Lengadòc in Occitan) is a former province of France, now continued in the modern-day régions of Languedoc... Flag of the Lyonnais Lyonnais is a former province of central-eastern France, located in the modern day Rhône département. ...


External links

The "Chaîne des Puys" in Puy-de-Dôme
The "Chaîne des Puys" in Puy-de-Dôme

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Auvergne France,Introduction to the French Region of Auvergne (1568 words)
The region is surrounded by the regions of Bourgogne to its north, Centre to its northwest and west, Midi-Pyrenees to its southwest, Languedoc-Roussillon to its south and Rhone-Alpes to its east.
The region of Auvergne consists of the former province of Auvergne.
In 475, the Romans ceded Auvergne to the Visigoths.
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