Limagne

Limagne

 

a plain in France between the northern spurs of the Massif Central. It is located within a system of meridionally extended tectonic basins. Length, more than 100 km; elevation, approximately 500 m. The plain is composed of marls, limestones, basalt flows, and alluvial fans. It is drained by the upper course of the Allier River (a tributary of the Loire). There are low shrub thickets and small groves of broad-leaved trees. Wheat, sugar beets, fruit trees, and grapes are cultivated; there is also livestock raising for meat. In several places, including the city of Vichy, there are thermal springs. The major city is Clermont-Ferrand.

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"There are plenty of things to look at, read and think about," museum curator Xavier Limagne said.
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The Echassieres granitic complex intrudes into the Sioule metamorphic series, which is delimited to the west by the Late Carboniferous Sillon Houiller sinistral wrench fault and to the east by the Oligocene Ebreuil and Limagne grabens (Figure 1).
Aires, V.; Brassart, B.; Carlier, A.; Scagliarini, A.; Mandard, S.; Limagne, E.; Solary, E.; Martiny, L.; Tarpin, M.
[17.] Colin DJ, Limagne E, Ragot K, Lizard G, Ghiringhelli F, et al.
(1929): Les faunes de Mammiferes de l'Oligocene superieur de la Limagne bourbonnaise.
Colin, D.J., Limagne, E., Ragot, K., Lizard, G., Ghiringhelli, F., Solary, E., Chauffert, B., Latruffe, N., Delmas, D., 2014.
Inevitably there are occasional slips, such as Simeoni's Description de la Limagne d'Auvergne as 'Limague' (p.