Aveyron

Aveyron
Department
Prefecture building of the Aveyron department, in Rodez
Prefecture building of the Aveyron department, in Rodez
Flag of Aveyron
Flag
Coat of arms of Aveyron
Coat of arms
Location of Aveyron in France
Location of Aveyron in France
Coordinates: 44°15′N 02°42′E / 44°15′N 02°42′E / 44.250; 2.700
Country France
Region Occitanie
Prefecture Rodez
Subprefectures Millau
Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Government
 •  President of the General Council Jean-Claude Luche ( UMP)
Area 1
 • Total 8,735 km2 (3,373 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 277,740
 • Rank 78th
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
Department number 12
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 23
Communes 285
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Aveyron (French pronunciation: ​ [avɛʁɔ̃]; Occitan: Avairon [avajˈɾu]) is a department located in the north of the Occitanie region of southern France named after the Aveyron River.

The inhabitants of the department are known as Aveyronnais or Aveyronnaises. [1] The inhabitants of Rodez are called Ruthénois, based on the first Celtic settlers, the rutenii.

Geography

Aveyron is the centre of a triangle formed by the cities of Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, and Montpellier. The department approximately follows the outline of the former province of Rouergue. It is the 5th largest department in metropolitan France in terms of area (8,735 km2 (3,373 sq mi)). Its prefecture is Rodez.

The department comes under the jurisdiction of the Academy of Toulouse and the Montpellier Court of Appeal. The INSEE and Post Code is 12.

Aveyron is located in the south of the Massif Central. The highest point in the department is the summit of Le Signal de Mailhebiau at 1469m on the Plateau of Aubrac. The Aveyron department is divided into several natural regions such as the Grand Causses and Rougiers.

Aveyron department consists of an ancient high rocky plateau of great geological diversity. The Truyère, Lot, Aveyron, and Tarn rivers have carved a lot of deep gorges.

The department is surrounded by the departments of Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot, Hérault, Gard, Lozère, and Cantal.

The Lac de Villefranche-de-Panat is used as a reservoir to provide drinking water supplies for the region.

Climate

Town Sunshine

(hours/yr)
Rain

(mm/yr)
Snow

(days/yr)
Storm

(days/yr)
Fog

(days/yr)
National Average 1,973 770 14 22 40
Millau [3] 2,146 732 25 25 59
Paris 1,661 637 12 18 10
Nice 2,724 767 1 29 1
Strasbourg 1,693 665 29 29 56
Brest 1,605 1,211 7 12 75
Climate data for Millau
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
21.8
(71.2)
23.9
(75)
27.0
(80.6)
29.2
(84.6)
35.1
(95.2)
37.5
(99.5)
38.0
(100.4)
34.1
(93.4)
28.9
(84)
23.9
(75)
19.1
(66.4)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
7.3
(45.1)
10.8
(51.4)
13.5
(56.3)
17.7
(63.9)
21.9
(71.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.1
(77.2)
20.7
(69.3)
15.5
(59.9)
9.7
(49.5)
6.9
(44.4)
15.1
(59.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
3.9
(39)
6.7
(44.1)
9.1
(48.4)
13.2
(55.8)
16.9
(62.4)
19.9
(67.8)
19.6
(67.3)
15.9
(60.6)
11.9
(53.4)
6.7
(44.1)
4.0
(39.2)
10.9
(51.6)
Average low °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
0.4
(32.7)
2.6
(36.7)
4.7
(40.5)
8.6
(47.5)
11.9
(53.4)
14.3
(57.7)
14.1
(57.4)
11.1
(52)
8.3
(46.9)
3.6
(38.5)
1.1
(34)
6.7
(44.1)
Record low °C (°F) −17.5
(0.5)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−12.9
(8.8)
−5.5
(22.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
3.0
(37.4)
6.0
(42.8)
4.9
(40.8)
1.6
(34.9)
−4.1
(24.6)
−10.3
(13.5)
−13.0
(8.6)
−19.4
(−2.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 55.4
(2.181)
47.4
(1.866)
42.5
(1.673)
69.9
(2.752)
73.4
(2.89)
60.5
(2.382)
39.7
(1.563)
54.8
(2.157)
77.7
(3.059)
79.6
(3.134)
69.1
(2.72)
61.6
(2.425)
731.6
(28.803)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 8.7 7.7 7.9 9.4 8.8 6.7 4.2 5.5 6.8 8.8 9.3 8.8 92.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 100 115 173 183 218 262 296 261 208 132 100 98 2,146
Source #1: Meteorological data for Millau - 715m altitude, from 1981 to 2010 January 2015
Source #2: Record temperatures for Millau since 1951 January 2015
Other Languages
Afrikaans: Aveyron
aragonés: Avairon
Bân-lâm-gú: Aveyron
беларуская: Аверон
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Авэрон
བོད་ཡིག: ཨ་ཝེ་རོང་།
català: Avairon
Чӑвашла: Аверон
Cebuano: Aveyron
čeština: Aveyron
Cymraeg: Aveyron
dansk: Aveyron
español: Aveyron
Esperanto: Aveyron
euskara: Aveyron
فارسی: آویرون
Gàidhlig: Aveyron
galego: Aveyron
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Aveyron-sén
한국어: 아베롱 주
Հայերեն: Ավերոն
Bahasa Indonesia: Aveyron
italiano: Aveyron
עברית: אוורון
Kapampangan: Aveyron
ქართული: ავერონი
қазақша: Аверон
Kiswahili: Aveyron
Ladino: Aveyron
Lëtzebuergesch: Departement Aveyron
Limburgs: Aveyron
magyar: Aveyron
Malagasy: Aveyron
Bahasa Melayu: Aveyron
norsk bokmål: Aveyron
norsk nynorsk: Aveyron
پنجابی: ضلع ایویرون
Piemontèis: Aveyron
Plattdüütsch: Aveyron
polski: Aveyron
português: Aveyron
română: Aveyron
русский: Аверон
sámegiella: Aveyron
Scots: Aveyron
shqip: Aveyron
Simple English: Aveyron
slovenščina: Aveyron (departma)
српски / srpski: Аверон (департман)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Aveyron
suomi: Aveyron
svenska: Aveyron
Türkçe: Aveyron
українська: Аверон
اردو: اویرون
Tiếng Việt: Aveyron
Volapük: Aveyron
Winaray: Aveyron
中文: 阿韦龙省