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Rouergue

(ro͞oĕrg`), region of S France, in the S Massif CentralMassif Central
[Fr.,=central highlands], great mountainous plateau, c.33,000 sq mi (85,470 sq km), S central France, covering almost a sixth of the surface of the country.
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, coextensive with the present Aveyron dept. RodezRodez
, city (1993 pop. 26,794), capital of Aveyron dept., S France. It is a farm trade center; gloves and plastics are made. An episcopal see since the 4th cent., it was the historic capital of Rouergue. An impressive northern Gothic cathedral (13th–16th cent.) is there.
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, the historic capital, and MillauMillau
, town (1990 pop. 22,458), Aveyron dept., S France, on the Tarn River. The center of the French glove industry, the town also has tanning and dyeing industries. Near Millau the Tarn is crossed by the world's tallest (1,125 ft/343 m high), and one of the highest, road
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 are the chief towns. One of the most mountainous areas of France, it is traversed by the Aveyron, Tarn, and other rivers, which form many deep gorges. Sheep are raised in great quantity and furnish milk for the Roquefort cheese industry. The county of Rouergue (or Rodez) and the viscounty of Millau were formed in the feudal period as dependencies of the counts of ToulouseToulouse
, city (1990 pop. 365,933), capital of Haute-Garonne dept., S France, on the Garonne River. France's fastest growing region, it is one of France's great cultural and commercial centers.
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. They passed to the French crown in 1271 but were ceded to England by the Treaty of Brétigny (1360); they reverted to France in 1368. The lands passed eventually to the Bourbon family and were inherited in 1607 by Henry IV, who united them with the royal domain.
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Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: Villefranche de Rouergue
In the months before the killings, de Ligonnes, whose aristocratic ancestors ruled over the southern province of Rouergue, had been telling people that he and his family were to move to Australia.
For example, the wonderful cheeses of the Rouergue region of France developed their famous blue veins in Bleu des Causses - which we also serve - simply by being stored in limestone caves.
Jemma, of South Bank Road, Coundon, will go on to study French and English at Leeds University after spending the year as guest of two families in Villefranche de Rouergue, a small town near Toulouse in the south of France.
Perail brebis: From the French province of Rouergue, this raw ewe's-milk cheese is the size of a small hockey puck and has a white textured rind.
In Little Saint, to which she devoted the last twenty years of her life, Hannah Green explains that she and her husband, the painter John Wesley, like her a Protestant and "a stranger to saints," traveled in the spring of 1975 to Conques in the southern French mountains of the Rouergue.
These include those between the nuns of Bellecombe in the Auvergne and its daughter house at Nonenque in the Rouergue.
The contract will be divided into 7 lots - Lot 1: Poitou-Charentes (16, 86, 17, 79)- Lot 2: Limousin (87, 23, 19)- Lot 3: Aquitaine Nord (24, 47)- Lot 4: Gironde (33)- Lot 5: Rouergue Quercy Tarn (12, 46, 81, 82)- Lot 6: Toulouse Ariege (31, 09)- Lot 7: Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees South West (40, 64, 32, 65).
Contractor name : GROUPEMENT: ATELIERS DU ROUERGUE SASU/ESAT LES CHARMETTES/ESAT LES ATELIERS DE LA PLAINE
Contract notice: Expansion and modernization of villefranche de rouergue slaughterhouse.
Contract notice: Day hospital the louisiana villefranche de rouergue, renovation, compliance and building accessibility.
Contractor name : EIFFAGE EeNERGIES QUERCY ROUERGUE GEVAUDAN