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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- historical region of SC France
- metropolitan region in SC France: 10,044 sq mi (26,014 sq km); pop. 1,321,000; chief city, Clermont-Ferrand
- mountain range running north to south through this region: highest peak, 6,188 ft (1,886 m)in full Auvergne Mountains
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A historical region and former province of central France traversed north to south by the Auvergne Mountains, a chain of extinct volcanoes. Auvergne became part of the French royal domain in 1615.