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Aveyron
Coat of Arms of Aveyron
Coat of arms of the Aveyron department
Location
Administration
Department number: 12
Region: Midi-Pyrénées
Prefecture: Rodez
Subprefectures: Millau
Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 46
Communes: 304
President of the General Council: Jean Puech
Statistics
Population Ranked 78th
 -1999 263,808
Population density: 30/km²
Land area¹: 8735 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France

Aveyron (Occitan: Avairon) is a department in southern France named after the Aveyron River. Image File history File links Blason12. ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Capital Toulouse Land area¹ 45,348 km² Regional President Martin Malvy (PS) (since 1998) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Rodez is a city in southern France in département of Aveyron. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Millau a town and commune of southern France. ... Categories: France geography stubs | Communes of Aveyron ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Aveyron department are: Arrondissement of Millau, (subprefecture: Millau) with 15 cantons and 101 communes. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The following is a list of the 46 cantons of the Aveyron department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Belmont-sur-Rance Camarès Campagnac Cornus Millau-Est Millau-Ouest Nant Peyreleau Saint-Affrique Saint-Beauzély Saint-Rome-de-Tarn Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance Salles-Curan Sévérac-le... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 304 communes of the Aveyron département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Categories: | ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... 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. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ... Aveyron is a 250 km long river in southern France. ...

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History

Aveyron is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. i heart kate young The French Revolution was a period of major political and social change in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The first known historical inhabitants of the region were the Rutenii tribe, but the area was inhabited previously to this, boasting many prehistoric ruins.


Geography

The department is part of the current Midi-Pyrénées region. It is surrounded by the départements of Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot, Hérault, Gard, Lozère, and Cantal. Capital Toulouse Land area¹ 45,348 km² Regional President Martin Malvy (PS) (since 1998) Population  - Jan. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... For other uses, see Tarn (disambiguation). ... Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Hérault is a département in the southwest of France named after the Hérault River. ... Gard is a département located in le midi, the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard). ... Lozère is a département in southeast France near the Massif Central. ... For the cheese, see Cantal. ...


The highest point in the department is the summit of Mailhebuau at 1469 m.


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Aveyronnais, inhabitants of Rodez are called Ruthénois, based on the first Roman settlers, the rutenii.


Tourism

Aveyron contains a part of the Cévennes National Park. Two well known tourist attractions are the castle of Najac, a medieval ruin perched high on a hill, and the abbey of Loc-Dieu, located near Martiel in a region with many dolmens. The small city of Millau is the site of the world's tallest bridge, the Millau viaduct, opened by President Chirac in December 2004. The Cévennes National Park (French: Parc National des Cévennes) is a national park, located in southern France, in the mountainous area of Cévennes. ... Château de Najac or the royal fortress of Najac is located in Najac, in the Aveyron département, in southern France The castle was built in 1253 by Alphonse de Poitiers, brother of Saint Louis, on the site of an older castle (a square tower) built in 1100 by... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... The abbey of Loc-Dieu is a cistercian abbey located near Martiel, 9 km west from Villefranche-de-Rouergue, in the department of Aveyron in France. ... Poulnabrone dolmen in County Clare, Ireland For the french TV miniseries, see Dolmen (TV miniseries). ... Millau a town and commune of southern France. ... The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. ... Jacques René Chirac (born November 29, 1932 in Paris) is a French politician and the current President of the French Republic. ...


Activities include horseriding, fishing, swimming in the Lacs du Lévézou and hiking/camping. The inhabitants are also very good craftsmen, and Aveyron is full of various craft objects, handmade, that can be found locally. Examples include the couteau de Laguiole, the world famous Roquefort cheese, from the village of the same name and other local produce. Markets take place every Saturday on market places around the region.


See also

The following is a list of the 46 cantons of the Aveyron department, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Belmont-sur-Rance Camarès Campagnac Cornus Millau-Est Millau-Ouest Nant Peyreleau Saint-Affrique Saint-Beauzély Saint-Rome-de-Tarn Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance Salles-Curan Sévérac-le... The following is a list of the 304 communes of the Aveyron département in France. ... The 3 arrondissements of the Aveyron department are: Arrondissement of Millau, (subprefecture: Millau) with 15 cantons and 101 communes. ...

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AVEYRON - LoveToKnow Article on AVEYRON (776 words)
Aveyron lies on the southern border of the central plateau of France.
Its chief rivers are the Lot in the north4 the Aveyron in the centre and the Tarn in the south, all tributaries of the Garonne.
The salient feature of the region between the Tarn and the Aveyron is the plateau of the Sgala, bordered on the east by the heights of Lhvezou and Palanges and traversed from east to west by the deep valley of the Viaur, a tributary of the Aveyron.
Aveyron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River.
Aveyron was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.
Two well know tourist attractions are the castle of Najac, a medieval ruin perched high on a hill, and the abbey of Loc-Dieu, located near Martiel in a region with many dolmens.
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