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Tarn-et-Garonne

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Tarn-et-Garonne
Coat of Arms du Tarn-et-Garonne
Details
Information
Number82
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
PrefectureMontauban
SubprefectureCastelsarrasin
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 86th
206,034
55 /kmò
Area3,718 kmò
Arrondissementss2
Cantons30
Communes195
President of the
general council
XX
Location
Location of du Tarn-et-Garonne in France


Tarn-et-Garonne is a French département in the southwest of France.

History

The département 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 départements of Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Aveyron.

Geography

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



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