Tarn-et-Garonne

Tarn-et-Garonne
Department
Prefecture building of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in Montauban
Prefecture building of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in Montauban
Flag of Tarn-et-Garonne
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Tarn-et-Garonne in France
Location of Tarn-et-Garonne in France
Coordinates: 44°0′N 1°20′E / 44°0′N 1°20′E / 44.000; 1.333
Country France
Region Occitanie
Département 4 November 1808
Prefecture Montauban
Subprefecture Castelsarrasin
Government
 •  President Christian Astruc [1]
Area [2]
 • Total 3,718.3 km2 (1,435.6 sq mi)
Population (2014) [3]
 • Total 252,578
 • Density 67.9284/km2 (175.9336/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tarn-et-Garonais
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-82
Arrondissements 2
Cantons 15
Communes 195
Website Official website

Tarn-et-Garonne is a department in the southwest of France, in the Occitanie region. It is named after the Garonne river and its tributary Tarn. Its prefecture and largest city is Montauban.

History

Tarn-et-Garonne is not one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created on 4 November 1808 during the First French Empire by Napoleon I. [4]

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 departments of Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Aveyron.

The new department had three arrondissements: Montauban, Castelsarrasin and Moissac. The prefecture was Montauban. On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Moissac was eliminated. [5]

Other Languages
aragonés: Tarn y Garona
Bân-lâm-gú: Tarn-et-Garonne
беларуская: Тарн і Гарона
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Тарн і Гарона
български: Тарн е Гарон
brezhoneg: Tarn-ha-Garona
català: Tarn i Garona
čeština: Tarn-et-Garonne
davvisámegiella: Tarn-et-Garonne
español: Tarn y Garona
Esperanto: Tarn-et-Garonne
français: Tarn-et-Garonne
Gàidhlig: Tarn-et-Garonne
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Tarn-et-Garonne-sén
Հայերեն: Թարն է Գարոն
Bahasa Indonesia: Tarn-et-Garonne
italiano: Tarn e Garonna
Kapampangan: Tarn-et-Garonne
Kiswahili: Tarn-et-Garonne
latviešu: Tarna un Garonna
lietuvių: Tarnas ir Garona
Limburgs: Tarn-et-Garonne
lumbaart: Tarn-et-Garonne
Malagasy: Tarn-et-Garonne
Bahasa Melayu: Tarn-et-Garonne
Nederlands: Tarn-et-Garonne
norsk nynorsk: Tarn-et-Garonne
occitan: Tarn e Garona
Piemontèis: Tarn-et-Garonne
Plattdüütsch: Tarn-et-Garonne
português: Tarn-et-Garonne
română: Tarn-et-Garonne
slovenčina: Tarn-et-Garonne
slovenščina: Tarn-et-Garonne
српски / srpski: Тарн и Гарона
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tarn-et-Garonne
Türkçe: Tarn-et-Garonne
українська: Тарн і Гаронна
Tiếng Việt: Tarn-et-Garonne
Volapük: Tarn-et-Garonne