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Languedoc-Roussillon

French region, in the south part of France boarding the Mediterranean Sea.
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Haelena Bondi

on 28 May 2010

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Languedoc-Roussillon Map of Region Capital City (Montpellier) Montpellier is the 8th largest
city in France with a population
of approximately 265,000 people.
This city is home to many
professional sports teams,
and the Saint Pierre Cathedral
which is a National Monument
of France.
Other Significant Cities Other significant cities include Beziers, which is the host of the Feria de Beziers, a five day event centered around bullfighting. Another city is Nimes, which is a popular tourist destination due to its rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. Population
There are approximately 2,548,000 people in Languedoc-Roussillon, with 241 people per square mile. Works Cited
1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languedoc-Roussillon (map)
2.http://www.languedoc-france.info/060600_nicot.htm
3.http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/French_Regions/Languedoc-Roussillon/languedoc-roussillon_11.htm
4.http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com/Languedoc/food/index.php
5.http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com/Languedoc/history.php
6.http://www.avignon-et-provence.com/tourisme/pont-du-gard/img/pont-du-gard-12.jpg
7.http://www.midi-france.info/11_climate.htm
8.http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/languedoc-roussillon-f-lr-lr.htm
Famous People
1.Jean Nicot, he studied tobacco, and his last name was used for the name of an additive which is now known as nicotine.
2.Pierre Paul Riquet, constructed the Canal de Midi.
3.Alphonse Daudet, famous poet, born in Nimes.

Languages
In the south of France
the dialect Occitan, is
spoken by about 1,500,000
people. Occitan is used
for everyday speaking and
is commonly used. tytyychjj Foods and Traditions
Their food relies on fresh and
local produce, and there are
very few dairy products used in
their meals. Food is rarely eaten
on the go, and is seen here as
something to savour. Topography Music and Art
-International String Quartet Festival (20
performances from mid-June to mid-September.)
-Festival de Radio France (Music festival with over 150 concerts) Timeline of History
600 BC-Greeks and Phonecians begin trade and establish the city of Agde.
20 BC-The Romans started the Pont du Gard
1228-Louis IX takes most of Languedoc into Kingdom of France
1666-Construction of the Canal du Midi begins.
1939-Refugees from the Spanish Civil War flood over borders. Education
Steiner-Waldorf School in Montpellier and Monteils (21 of these schools in France)
Tourist Sites
1.Les Corbieres Castles-a string of five historical castles
2.The Horreum in the city of Narbonne-an underground Roman Warehouse
3.Musee des Beaux-Arts Weather
They typically have hot dry
summers with rainy winters
and moderate spring and autumns. It is the second warmest region in France, and in the plains they get about 28 inches of rain a year.
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