Auvergne : short presentation
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Districts

The Auvergne Region is composed of 4 districts:
- Allier
- Cantal
- Haute-Loire
- Puy-de-Dôme








A few figures

Surface area

26,000 km2
4,8 % of the national territory of France

Population

1,309,000 inhabitants
2,2 % of the French population

Density : 50 inhabitants per km2 (104 inhabitants per km2 in France)

1,310 towns and villages of which:
- 90 % have less than 2,000 inhabitants
- 1 % have more than 10,000 inhabitants

Two Regional Natural Parks (the Livradois-Forez Park and the Auvergne Volcanoes Park)

Higher education

40,000 étudiants
2 universities
5 engineering schools
1 business school

Economy

Several European and world leaders (Michelin, Limagrain, Volvic…)

Companies

Tertiary: 63 %
Industry: 25 %
Agriculture: 10 %
Other: 2 %

Tourism

More than 180,000 beds for tourists (hotels, camp-sites, B&B, gîtes, holiday villages...)

30 million nights of tourist accommodation per year.

Places to visit: more than 500 Romanesque churches, 10 spa towns : with all the charm of the "Belle Epoque"
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