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Tarn

Tarn

[tahrn]
Tarn, department (1990 pop. 343,400), S France, in Languedoc. Albi is the capital.
Tarn, river, c.235 mi (380 km) long, rising in the Cévennes Mts., S France, and flowing southwest before emptying into the Garonne River. Deep gorges and canyons formed by the river are tourist attractions. Near Millau the Tarn gorge is crossed by the cable-stayed, multispan Millau Viaduct (2004), which soars to 1,125 ft (343 m) at the top of its highest pylon and is the world's highest road bridge.
Tarn-et-Garonne is a French department in the southwest of France.

History

The department was created on November 4, 1808 during the First French Empire by a decision of Napoleon I. It was formed out of territories belonging to neighboring areas. More than half of the territory was taken from the Lot (including Montauban and Moissac), over one-third was taken from Haute-Garonne (including Castelsarrasin), and the rest from the department of Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Aveyron.

Geography

The department of Tarn-et-Garonne constitutes part of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It borders the department of Lot, Aveyron, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers, and Lot-et-Garonne.

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External links

It appeared in the film Charlotte Gray

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