Ambert Issoire Riom
Puy-de-Dôme is one of the original 83 departments created during the
French Revolutionon March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Auvergne. Originally, the department was to be called "Mont d'Or" ("golden mountain"), but this was judged not to be a very egalitarian name.
The department is in the
Massif Centraland boasts more than 80 volcanic craters. It is three hours from Parisand an hour from Lyonby highways A71 and A72. The A75 links it to the Mediterranean Sea.
Main cities are
Clermont-Ferrand, Thiers, Riom, Issoire, Ambertand Cournon-d'Auvergne.
Cantons of the Puy-de-Dôme department
Communes of the Puy-de-Dôme department
Arrondissements of the Puy-de-Dôme department
*fr icon [http://www.puy-de-dome.pref.gouv.fr/ Prefecture website]
*fr icon [http://www.cg63.fr/ General Council website]
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