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The Massif Central

The Massif Central was once part of the same supercontinent as Africa, South America and Antarctica.

Michelin produces more than 150 million tyres every year.

The Massif Central is the same size as England and Scotland combined.

The 1,464 metre Puy de Dôme was created by a volcanic eruption 10,000 years ago.

Most of the Massif Central region is more than 1,000m above sea level.

19,000 tonnes of Roquefort cheese is produced in the region every year.

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