Puy de dome

The Puy-de-d?me is a French department, in the area of Auvergne. Its name comes to him from a remarkable volcanic top: the puy of Dome (lo Puei de Doma or lo Puei Domat in occitan auvergnat).

Its inhabitants were called Puydomois, name enterinee by the General advice in December 2005, then modifiee, in spring 2006, following many mails received with the seat of the general advice. The official name, reproduced today on all the documents, is: Puydomois. INSEE and the Post office allot code 63 to him.


The department was creates with the French Revolution, on March 4, 1790 pursuant to the law of December 22, 1789, starting from part of the province of Auvergne.

With its creation in 1790, the department was to be called Mount-Gilds, but the deputy of Clermont-Ferrand, Gaultier de Biauzat intervened because he thought that this name would draw the attention of the tax authorities to its fellow-citizens, he was listening and the department was called finally Puy-de-d?me.

The current department corresponds has a part only of the old historical area appelee Low-Auvergne, from which ressortissaient also part of the current department Allier (Combrailles, North of Limagne between Aigueperse and Saint-Pourcain, the town of Cusset and the mountain bourbonnaise) and Brivadois (area of Brioude) currently in Haute-Loire, without forgetting the north-eastern fringe of the Cantal (until Rhue), including/understanding Cezallier.


The Puy-de-d?me belongs to the area of Auvergne. It is bordering on the departments Allier, of the Loire, of the Haute-Loire, the Cantal, Correze and the Hollow one.

Source: Wikipedia.

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