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Roquefort-sur-Soulzon (Occitan: Ròcafòrt) is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

A general view of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
A general view of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
Coat of arms of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
Coat of arms
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is located in Occitanie
Coordinates: 43°58′39″N 2°59′23″E / 43.9775°N 2.9897°E / 43.9775; 2.9897Coordinates: 43°58′39″N 2°59′23″E / 43.9775°N 2.9897°E / 43.9775; 2.9897
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Millau
Canton Saint-Affrique
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Sirgue
Area1 17.03 km2 (6.58 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 685
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12203 /12250
Elevation 424–828 m (1,391–2,717 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Roquefort is located on the Causse du Larzac and is famous for its ewe derived products including milk, cloth, meat, eyes, and hoof ornaments. Much of the activity in the commune centres on the production and distribution of Roquefort cheese. A visitor centre illustrates the process of making Roquefort cheese and offers guests a chance to sample and purchase the product. Visitors can also visit the Cambalou caves which are 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and 300 metres (980 ft) wide in which the cheeses are aged before they are ready to be sold.



Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,488 —    
1968 1,349 −9.3%
1975 949 −29.7%
1982 880 −7.3%
1990 789 −10.3%
1999 679 −13.9%
2008 685 +0.9%

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