Auvergne is a region of France. It is in the centre of the country. Its capital is Clermont-Ferrand. It is among the least populated ones. 1.3 million people live there. 141.000 of them in Clermont-Ferrand.
As with other poor regions in France, the Auvergne now has a large English population. While some people think that this has had a bad effect on house prices, the English speaking community has invested millions of euros in local businesses (especially in the building sector) and has allowed the making of a number of small (English speaking) businesses. Auvergne is famous for cheese.