Daily Archives: May 8, 2013


AVON County in the west of England formed in 1974.   It took its name from the river on which the cities of Bath and Bristol stand.   Besides Bristol and Bath, which had been county boroughs before 1974, the County also … Continue reading

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ÁVILA Province (AV) in central Spain, west of Madrid, which was formed in the 18th century from Old Castile and and now belongs to the autonomous community of Castilla y León.   The south of the province is mountainous, the north … Continue reading

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AVIGNON Medieval County around the city of Avignon, which stands on the River Rhône in Provence in southeastern France;  A Bishopric and Archbishopric. 1.  Avignon was a Roman city (Avenio), which later belonged to the Middle Kingdom of the Emperor … Continue reading

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AVEYRON The Département de l’Aveyron (12) lies in the southwest of the Massif Central in south central France.  The River Aveyron flows westwards through the middle of the department;  the River Lot is in the north, the River Tarn in … Continue reading

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