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A general view of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Bernard Sirgue|
|Area1||17.03 km2 (6.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||40/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||12203 / 12250|
|Elevation||424–828 m (1,391–2,717 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Roquefort is located on the Causse du Larzac and is famous for its ewe's milk Roquefort cheese. Much of the activity in the commune centres on the production and distribution of Roquefort cheese. A visitor centre illustrates the process of making Roquefort cheese and offers guests a chance to sample and purchase the product. Visitors can also visit the Cambalou caves which are 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 300 metres (980 ft) wide in which the cheeses are aged before they are ready to be sold.
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