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1) Puy-en-Velay, Le. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Velay is the center of an old lace industry, as well as traditional brewing and leather industries. It was an old capital of Velay and an episcopal see from the 6th...

2) Puy de Dome. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Massif Central and the second highest peak (4,806 ft/1,465 m) of the Auvergne Mts., central France, W of Clermont-Ferrand. Crops are raised on the lower slopes; the...

3) Puy-de-Dome. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Puy-de-Dme, (pue-d-dom) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 598,800), S central France, in Auvergne. Clermont-Ferrand is the capital....

4) Clermont-Ferrand. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...One of the population and industrial centers of the Massif Central, it is home of the Michelin and other tire factories, and of important metallurgical works. The...

5) Riom. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Gallic origin, the Roman Ricomagus grew around the collegiate Church of St. Amable (1077; restored). It was the capital of the dukes of Auvergne. In 1942, Riom was...

6) Ademar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French prelate, bishop of Le Puy-en-Velay. At the Council of Clermont (1095), he energetically promoted the First Crusade (see Crusades) and was designated as papal...

7) Velay. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Massif Central and partly in Haute-Loire dept. Partly volcanic in origin, the region has many high arid plateaus, some of startling beauty. Le Puy-en-Velay, the chief...

8) Forez. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Massif Central, mostly in Loire dept. and partially in Puy-de-Dome dept. Roanne is the chief town. The region was known as Pagus Forensis under the Carolingians....

9) Dordogne, river, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Puy de Sancy in the Auvergne Mts., S central France. It flows southwest to join the Garonne River N of Bordeaux and to form the Gironde. The upper and middle Dordogne...

10) Haute-Loire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Haute-Loire, (ot-lwar) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 206,568), S central France, largely in the Massif Central. Le Puy-en-Velay is the capital....

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