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The Metropolitan Region, Auvergne is made up of a number of old provinces. These old provinces include Auvergne province, Bourbonnais, Velay, Gevaudan, Vivarais and also Forez. Velay, Gevaudan and Vivarais are considered to be sub-provinces that are a part of Languedoc.
The departments of Auvergne region are Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dome. Auvergne is divided into 14 Arrondissements. In Auvergne, there are 158 Cantons and around 1,310 Communes.
The total area covered by Auvergne region is 26,013 square kilometers. The density of population in Auvergne is 51 square kilometers.
HISTORY OF AUVERGNE
In Central France, the mountainous region of the Massif Central is located. At its core, Auvergne is located. The name of this region is derived from the "Arverni". An important and interesting fact about this region is that, this is the region that has been settled by humans longer than any other place in France.
TOPOGRAPHY OF AUVERGNE
The fertile tertiary basin of Limagne is located in northern part of Auvergne. Auvergne is popular for its breathtaking mountain ranges and volcanic peaks. The Puy de Dome is the highest of a chain of recent volcanic peaks. Interestingly, Puy de Dome was considered a royal mountain. The God of War was worshipped on this mountain.
CLIMATE OF AUVERGNE
The average annual temperature of Auvergne is 12 degrees Celcius. Auvergne receives an annual rainfall of 510 to 1,020 mm in a year.
CUISINE OF AUVERGNE
This region's cuisine can be called strong peasant cuisine. This cuisine is served in small Paris cafes. The key ingredients of the cuisine of Auvergne are potatoes and cabbage.
CITIES OF AUVERGNE
Bourbon, Clermont-Ferrand, Moulins, Theirs and Vichy are the important cities of Auvergne
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