Tarn-et-Garonne facts for kids
Prefecture building of the Tarn-et-Garonne department, in Montauban
Location of Tarn-et-Garonne in France
|Département||4 November 1808|
|• Total||3,718.3 km2 (1,435.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||67.3270/km2 (174.3761/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-82|
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 department borders with 6 departments:
- Lot-et-Garonne (northwest)
The highest point in the department, at 504 m (1,654 ft), is the Puech des Carts - Sommet Nord (), in the commune of Castanet.
Even if Tarn-et-Garonne is one of the smallest departments of Metropolitan France, there is a great diversity of landscapes in the department; for example, the plains between the Tarn and Garonne rivers and in the valley of the Aveyron river, the hills of the Lomagne region (southwest of the department) and in the north, including the Causse (a limestone plateau) of the northeast.
The climate of Montauban is an oceanic climate with template summers, Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate) in the Köppen climate classification.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Montauban is 708.7 mm (27.9 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is October with 71.1 mm (2.8 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is February with an average of 48.3 mm (1.9 in).
The average temperature for the year in Montauban is 13.6 °C (56.5 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 22.3 °C (72.1 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 5.6 °C (42.1 °F).
- Pays de Serres Sud-Quercy
- Tarn-Tescou-Quercy vert
The inhabitants of Tarn-et-Garonne are known, in French, as Tarn-et-Garonnais (women: Tarn-et-Garonnaises).
As of 2013[update], Tarn-et-Garonne had a population of 250,342, for a population density of 67.3 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Montauban, with 170,996 inhabitants, is the arrondissement with more inhabitants. The arrondissement of Castelsarrasin has 75,975 inhabitants.
The cities with more than 5,000 inhabitants in the department are:
The Garonne river seen from Auvillar
Port Jacques-Yves COusteau, Castelsarrasin
Montauban - Place National
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National square in Montauban
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