Tarn-et-Garonne

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Tarn-et-Garonne
Department
Prefecture building of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in Montauban
Prefecture building of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in Montauban
Coat of arms of Tarn-et-Garonne
Coat of arms
Location of Tarn-et-Garonne in France
Location of Tarn-et-Garonne in France
Coordinates: 44°0′N 1°20′E / 44.000°N 1.333°E / 44.000; 1.333Coordinates: 44°0′N 1°20′E / 44.000°N 1.333°E / 44.000; 1.333
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Prefecture Montauban
Subprefectures Castelsarrasin
Government
 • President of the General Council Jean-Michel Baylet
Area1
 • Total 3,718 km2 (1,436 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 226,849
 • Rank 85th
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Department number 82
Arrondissements 2
Cantons 30
Communes 195
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2

Tarn-et-Garonne (French pronunciation: ​[taʁn‿e ɡa.ʁɔn]) is a department in the southwest of France. It is traversed by the Rivers Tarn and Garonne, from which it takes its name.

History[edit]

The department was created on 4 November 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 departments of Lot-et-Garonne, Gers, and Aveyron.

Geography[edit]

Tarn-et-Garonne

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

The highest point in the department, at 510 m, is the Pech Maurel, situated in the commune of Castanet.

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