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Rodez

Rodez rôdĕz´ [key], city (1993 pop. 26,794), capital of Aveyron dept., S France. It is a farm trade center gloves and plastics are made. An episcopal see since the 4th cent., it was the historic capital of Rouergue . An impressive northern Gothic cathedral (13th–16th cent.) is there.

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