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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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Rodez, Paris, Editions du Rouergue, Editions Jacqueline Chambon.
A Franca possui oito regioes produtoras entre elas: Normandia, Regiao do vale do Loire, Auvergne e Rouergue, Provence, Haute-Savoie, FrancheComte, Ile de France e Pirineus.
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.
Para este caso consideramos de gran interes los grupos de la Rouergue y Languedoc en la vecina Francia, con los que la estatua-menhir del Pla de les Pruneres guarda algunas similitudes, como podremos ver a continuacion y con las que podremos proponer algunas interpretaciones y hacer hipotesis sobre la reconstruccion de la imagen original.
Poinsignon, 128 pages, 15, copublished by ARTE editions/editions du Rouergue, www.
Developing Maurice's earlier work, also written in prison--Les relations familiales eu Rouergue et Gevaudan au XVe siecle, d'apres le tresor des Chartes (Societe des Lettres, Sciences et Arts de la Lozere, 1990)--the thesis was published by the Sorbonne in 1998 and remains an authoritative work in its field.
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.
However, a true history of the cheese would look back some 200 million years to the collapse of the Cambalou mountain in the Rouergue region of southern France, resulting in a massive pile of rock through which flow the fleurines, or air currents that are unique to these caves.
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.