Aveyron

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Aveyron
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Coat of Arms Aveyron


Details
Information
Number12
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
PrefectureRodez
SubprefecturesMillau
Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 78th


263,808


30 /km²
Area8,735,km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons46
Communes304
President of the
general council
Jean Puech
Location
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Location of Aveyron in France

Aveyron is a département in southern France named after the Aveyron River.

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History

Aveyron was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790.

The first historical inhabitants of the region were the Rutene tribe, but the area was inhabited more anciently and boasts many prehistoric ruins.

Geography

The département is part of the current Midi-Pyrénées région. It is surrounded by the départements of Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot, Hérault, Gard, Lozère, and Cantal.

The highest point in the département is the summit of Mailhebiau at 1469 m.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the département are called Aveyronnais.

Tourism

Aveyron contains a part of the Cévennes National Park. 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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