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Cantal

[kahn-tal] /kɑ̃ˈtal/
noun
1.
a department in S central France. 2231 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km).
Capital: Aurillac.
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  • Much larger farms, he told me, were to be found in the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • We don't grow anything like corn enough for ourselves in the Cantal,' he said.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Mtayage, or the system of half-profits, is rarely found in the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • In some of the depths of Brittany, the heart of the Cantal, or the wastes of Lozre, this may be true.

    Rambles in Normandy Francis Miltoun
  • Cantal is situated in the middle of the central plateau of France.

  • He got the native of Cantal into the Hotel-Dieu, where he took the greatest care of him.

    The Atheist's Mass Honore de Balzac
  • Among the least progressive regions, agriculturally speaking, must be pronounced the Cantal.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Have the fromager of the Cantal hills and the Caussenard of the Lozrien steppe their legends, folklore, songs?

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The Cantal offers many a superb mountain panorama and grandiose scene.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • In 1815 he was elected deputy for Cantal, and finally left the Chamber on its dissolution in 1823.

British Dictionary definitions for Cantal

Cantal

/French kɑ̃tal/
noun
1.
a department of S central France, in the Auvergne region. Capital: Aurillac. Pop: 148 359 (2003 est). Area: 5779 sq km (2254 sq miles)
2.
a hard strong cheese made in this area
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