Auvergne Mountains
geographical name mountains S central France; highest in the Massif Central — see sancy (Puy de)

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  • Auvergne — [ō vʉrn′; ] Fr [ ō ver′ny ] 1. historical region of SC France 2. metropolitan region in SC France: 10,044 sq mi (26,014 sq km); pop. 1,321,000; chief city, Clermont Ferrand 3. mountain range running north to south through this region: highest… …   English World dictionary

  • Auvergne — /oh vairn , oh verrn /; Fr. /oh verddn yeu/, n. a former province in central France. See map under Gascony. * * * Region (pop., 1999: 1,308,878), south central France. It was once inhabited by the Arverni, a Gallic people led by Vercingetorix and …   Universalium

  • Charade Circuit — Coordinates: 45°44′50″N 3°02′20″E / 45.74722°N 3.03889°E / 45.74722; 3.03889 …   Wikipedia

  • PUY-DU-DÔME —    (564), a department in Central France, in the upper valley of the Allier, on the slopes of the Auvergne Mountains. The soil is poor, but agriculture and cattle breeding are the chief industries; in the mountains coal and lead are found, and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Clermont-Ferrand — geographical name city S central France in Allier valley on edge of Auvergne Mountains population 140,167 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dôme, Puy de — geographical name mountain 4806 feet (1465 meters) S central France in Auvergne Mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dore, Monts — geographical name mountain group S central France in Auvergne Mountains see sancy (Puy de) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sancy, Puy de — geographical name mountain 6188 feet (1886 meters) S central France; highest in the Monts Dore & Auvergne Mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Randol Abbey — (or l Abbaye Notre Dame de Randol) is a Benedictine monastery situated at Randol near the village of Saint Saturnin, Puy de Dôme department, in the Auvergne mountains of France.It was founded in 1971 as a priory of Fontgombault Abbey and was… …   Wikipedia

  • MassifCentral — Mas·sif Cen·tral (mă sēfʹ sĕn trälʹ, säɴ ) A mountainous plateau of south central France. It includes the Cévennes and the Auvergne Mountains, which rise to the plateau s highest point, 1,887.3 m (6,188 ft). * * * …   Universalium

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