Puy-de-Dôme


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Puy-de-Dôme

(püē-də-dōm), department (1990 pop. 598,800), S central France, in AuvergneAuvergne
, former province and former administrative region, S central France. The area is now occupied chiefly by the departments of Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, Haute-Loire, and Cantal. The Auvergne Mts.
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. Clermont-FerrandClermont-Ferrand
, city (1990 pop. 140,167), capital of Puy-de-Dôme dept., central France, in Auvergne, on the Tiretaine River. One of the population and industrial centers of the Massif Central, it is home of the Michelin and other tire factories, and of important
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 is the capital.