Aveyron


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Aveyron

(ävārôN`), department (1990 pop. 270,144), S central France, in Guienne. 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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Aveyron

a department of S France in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Rodez. Pop.: 266 940 (2003 est.). Area: 8771 sq. km (3421 sq. miles)
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