Prefecture building of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in Montauban
Location of Tarn-et-Garonne in France
|• President of the General Council||Jean-Michel Baylet|
|• Total||3,718 km2 (1,436 sq mi)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|^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], Occitan: Tarn e Garona) is a department in the southwest of France. It is traversed by the Rivers Tarn and Garonne, from which it takes its name.
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.
The highest point in the department, at 510 m, is the Pech Maurel, situated in the commune of Castanet.
- Cantons of the Tarn-et-Garonne department
- Communes of the Tarn-et-Garonne department
- Arrondissements of the Tarn-et-Garonne department
- (French) Prefecture of Tarn-et-Garonne website
- (French) General council of Tarn-et-Garonne website
- (French) Arkheia History Review of Tarn-et-Garonne website