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Aveyron (anc. Veronius), a river of France, which rises near Severac, and after a south-westerly course of about 160 miles joins the Tarn near Meauzac. It gives its name to a department, formerly part of the province of Guienne, and occupying a rugged tract between the Cevennes and the Mountains of Auvergne. The plains to the west are fertile, and produce the celebrated Roquefort cheese. Valuable metals are found in the hilly portion. Rodez is the chief town. Area of department 3,376 sq. miles.