Limousin

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Limousin (Lemosin) is a former administrative region of southwest-central France.wikipedia
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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On 1 January 2016, it became part of the new administrative region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
The region was created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014 through the merger of three regions: Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes.

Massif Central

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Situated mostly in the west side of south-central French Massif Central, Limousin had (in 2010) 742,770 inhabitants spread out on nearly 17,000 km², making it the least populated region of metropolitan France.
The massif thus presents a strongly asymmetrical elevation profile with highlands in the south and in the east (Cévennes) dominating the valley of the Rhône and the plains of Languedoc and by contrast, the less elevated region of Limousin in the northwest.

Regions of France

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On 1 January 2016, it became part of the new administrative region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Limousin (Lemosin) is a former administrative region of southwest-central France.
The law gave interim names for most of the new regions by combining the names of the former regions, e.g. the region composed of Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes and Limousin was temporarily called Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes.

Limoges

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Limoges, the historical capital and largest city of the province of Limousin, is the capital of the Limousin administrative region.
Limoges (, also, ; Lemòtges, locally Limòtges ) is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and was the administrative capital of the former Limousin region in west-central France.

History of Limousin

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The history of Limousin (Lemosin), one of the traditional provinces of France, reaches back to Celtic and Roman times.

Auvergne

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Forming part of the southwest of the country, Limousin is bordered by the regions of Centre-Val de Loire to the north, Auvergne to the east, Midi-Pyrénées to the south, Aquitaine to the southwest, and Poitou-Charentes to the west.
Auvergne is bordered to the north by the region of Centre-Val de Loire, and by five former administrative regions: Rhône-Alpes to the east, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées to the south, Limousin to the west, and Burgundy to the north.

Occitania

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Limousin is also part of the larger historical Occitania region.
The regions of Ancien Régime that make up Occitania are the following: Auvergne (Auvèrnhe), Forez (west and south fringe), Bourbonnais (southern half), Couserans (Coserans), Dauphiné (southern half), County of Foix (County of Fois), County of Nice (County of Nissa), Périgord (Peiregòrd), Gascony, Guyenne (Guiana), Languedoc (Lengadòc), Angoumois (eastern end), Limousin (Lemosin), Poitou (Poetou) (southeastern extremity), La Marche (la Marcha), Provence (Provença), Comtat Venaissin (lo Comtat Venaicin), Velay, Vivarais (Vivarés).

Limousin cattle

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Famed for some of the best beef farming in the world, herds of Limousin cattle—a distinctive chestnut red—are a common sight in the region.
Limousin cattle are a breed of highly muscled beef cattle originating from the Limousin and Marche regions of France.

Tulle

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It is the third-largest town in the former region of Limousin, after Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde.

Midi-Pyrénées

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Forming part of the southwest of the country, Limousin is bordered by the regions of Centre-Val de Loire to the north, Auvergne to the east, Midi-Pyrénées to the south, Aquitaine to the southwest, and Poitou-Charentes to the west.
Outside Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées is an aging region, which combines with a loss of population, as can be also seen in Limousin or other declining areas of France.

Dordogne (river)

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The region is crossed by three major rivers: the Vienne, the Dordogne and the Charente (which has its source in Haute-Vienne).
It flows generally west about 500 km through the Limousin and Périgord regions before flowing into the Gironde, its common estuary with the Garonne, at the Bec d'Ambès ("Ambès beak"), north of the city of Bordeaux.

Oak (wine)

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Due to its rural locality, it is also famed for its groves of French Oak, so prized for its distinct characters and flavors in wine fermentation that vintner Rémy Martin has exclusive rights to its oak groves.
French oak typically comes from one or more primary forests: Allier, Limousin, Nevers, Tronçais and Vosges.

Limousin dialect

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Limousin (Lemosin) is a dialect of the Occitan language, spoken in the three departments of Limousin, parts of Charente and the Dordogne in the southwest of France.

Pâté aux pommes de terre

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Pâté aux pommes de terre is one of the specialties of Limousin, as well as of the neighbouring department of Allier.
The pâté aux pommes de terre, or pâté de pommes de terre is a speciality of the Limousin and the Allier (Bourbonnais) regions in Central France.

Music of Limousin

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The best known musician from the Occitan region of Limousin is probably the piper Eric Montbel, a former member of such bands as Lo Jai, Le Grand Rouge, and Ulysse; he plays the chabreta, or Limousin bagpipe.

TER Limousin

TER Limousin was the regional rail network serving Limousin région, France.

Clafoutis

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Clafoutis is a local dessert.
A traditional Limousin clafoutis contains pits of the cherries.

Saint-Denis-des-Murs

Its name derives from that of a Celtic tribe, the Lemovices, who had their capital at Saint-Denis-des-Murs and whose main sanctuary was recently found in Tintignac, a site which became a major site for Celtic studies thanks to unique objects which were found - such as the carnyces, unique in the whole Celtic world.
It is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Limousin region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the southern-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Saint-Denis-Des-Murs is 347 kilometres from Paris).

Socialist Party (France)

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The PS is also strong in areas which used to be strongholds of the French Communist Party: the mining and industrial areas of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the left-wing rural Limousin, and various industrial centres.

France

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Limousin (Lemosin) is a former administrative region of southwest-central France.

Departments of France

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It comprised three departments: Corrèze, Creuse, and Haute-Vienne.

Creuse

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It comprised three departments: Corrèze, Creuse, and Haute-Vienne.