Place:Tarn-et-Garonne, France

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NameTarn-et-Garonne
TypeDépartement
Coordinates44°N 1.167°E
Located inFrance
Also located inMidi-Pyrénées, France    
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Tarn-et-Garonne is a department in the southwest of France. It is traversed by the Rivers Tarn and Garonne, from which it takes its name.

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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.

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