Tarn-et-Garonne

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Tarn-et-Garonne
Depairtment
Prefectur biggin o the Tarn-et-Garonne depairtment, in Montauban

Coat of arms
Location o Tarn-et-Garonne in Fraunce
Coordinates: 44°00′N 01°20′E / 44.000°N 1.333°E / 44.000; 1.333
Kintra Fraunce
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Prefectur Montauban
Subprefecturs Castelsarrasin
Government
 • Preses o the General Cooncil Jean-Michel Baylet
Area1
 • Total 3,718 km2 (1,436 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 226,849
 • Rank 85t
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 82
Arrondissements 2
Cantons 30
Communes 195
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Tarn-et-Garonne (French pronunciation: [taʁn‿e ɡa.ʁɔn]) is a depairtment in the soothwast o Fraunce. It is traversed bi the Rivers Tarn an Garonne, frae which it taks its name.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment wis creatit on 4 November 1808 durin the First French Empire bi a decision o Napoleon I. It was formit oot o territories belangin tae neebourin auries. Mair than hauf o the territory wis taken frae the Lot (includin Montauban an Moissac), ower ane-third wis taken frae Haute-Garonne (includin Castelsarrasin), an the rest frae the depairtments o Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, an Aveyron.

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Tarn-et-Garonne constitutes pairt o the Midi-Pyrénées region. It borders the depairtments o Lot, Aveyron, Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers, an Lot-et-Garonne.

The heichest point in the depairtment, at 510 m, is the Pech Maurel, situatit in the commune o Castanet.

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