Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

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Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
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Coat of arms of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
Coat of arms
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is located in France
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
Coordinates: 43°58′39″N 2°59′23″E / 43.9775°N 2.9897°E / 43.9775; 2.9897Coordinates: 43°58′39″N 2°59′23″E / 43.9775°N 2.9897°E / 43.9775; 2.9897
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Millau
Canton Saint-Affrique
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Sirgue
Area1 17.03 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 685
 • 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-sur-Soulzon (Occitan: Ròcafòrt) is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

It 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 the 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 see the Cambalou caves in which the cheeses are aged before they are ready to be sold.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,488 —    
1968 1,349 −9.3%
1975 949 −29.7%
1982 880 −7.3%
1990 789 −10.3%
1999 679 −13.9%
2008 685 +0.9%

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