Tarn (department)

Tarn (French pronunciation: [taʁn] or [ta:ʁ]; Occitan pronunciation: [taɾ]) is a department in the Occitanie region of Southern France. Named after the river Tarn, it had a population of 387,890 as of 2017. Its prefecture and largest city is Albi. The inhabitants of Tarn are known, in French, as Tarnais (masculine) and Tarnaises (feminine).[2]

Tarn
From top down, left to right: Albi and the Tarn river, Lac du Laouzas, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Rabastens
Location of Tarn in France
Coordinates: 43°49′N 2°12′E
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartementSince 4 March 1790
PrefectureAlbi
SubprefectureCastres
Government
  President of the Departmental CouncilChristophe Ramond (PS)
Area
  Total5,757.9 km2 (2,223.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
  Total387,890
  Rank62
  Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tarnais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-81
Department number81
Arrondissements2
Cantons23
Communes314
Websitehttp://www.tarn.fr