Aurillac (ôrēyäkˈ) [key], town (1990 pop. 32,654), capital of Cantal dept., S central France, in Auvergne, on the Jordanne River. An industrial, communications, and market center, it is noted for its furniture, footwear, pharmaceuticals, and Cantal cheese. It has an 18th-century church and picturesque old houses.

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