Place:Lozère, France

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NameLozère
Alt namesLozeresource: FDA Worksheet
Lozèresource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeDépartement
Coordinates44.5°N 3.5°E
Located inFrance
Also located inLanguedoc-Roussillon, France    
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lozère, is a department in southeast France near the Massif Central, named after Mont Lozère.

History

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Lozère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Languedoc.

Pliny's Natural History praised the cheese of Lozère:

The kinds of cheese that are most esteemed at Rome, where the various good things of all nations are to be judged of by comparison, are those that come from the provinces of Nemausus, and more especially the area there of Lesura and Gabalis (Lozère and Gévaudan); but its excellence is only very short-lived, and it must be eaten while it is fresh.

During the period 1764-67 the Beast of Gévaudan was a creature that terrorized the general area of the former province of Gévaudan, with nearly identical borders to today's Lozère, in the Margeride Mountains.

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