|Residents||279.206 (Jan. 1, 2017)|
|Population density||32 inhabitants per km²|
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Location of the Aveyron department in the Occitanie
The Aveyron department is one of the largest and most varied departments in France. It is located in the south-western Massif Central and borders the Tarn , Tarn-et-Garonne , Lot , Hérault , Gard , Lozère and Cantal departments . The most important rivers are the Tarn and the Aveyron .
coat of arms
Description: A red, gold, silver-tongued lion looking ahead .
The Aveyron department was founded in 1790. Its territory is almost identical to that of the Rouergue des Ancien Régime province . In 1808 it had to give up small parts of the area to the newly created Tarn-et-Garonne department .
It belonged to the Midi-Pyrénées region from 1960 to 2015 , which was added to the Occitania region in 2016 .
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- List of communes in the Aveyron department
- List of cantons in the Aveyron department
- List of associations of municipalities in the Aveyron department
- Ste-Foy Abbey in Conques
- Sylvanès Abbey
- Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux
- Gorges du Tarn
- Roquefort-sur-Soulzon cheese cellar
- Lacs du Lévézou
- Micropolis, la cité des insectes
- Trou de Bozouls
- Viaduc de Millau , the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world
- Émile Borel , mathematician (1871–1956)
- Emma Calvé , soprano (1858–1942)
- François d'Estaing , Bishop of Rodez (1460–1529)
- François Fabié , poet (1846–1928)
- Jean-Henri Fabre , writer and entomologist (1823-1915)
- Eugène Viala , poet and painter (1859-1913)
- Victor von Aveyron , Wolf Child (around 1788–1828)