The region of the Limousin is situated largely in the Massif Central. It's the second least populated region of France after Corsica. Limoge is the historical capital and world-renowned for its porcelain. Limousin is an essentially rural region, famed for some of the best beef farming in the world. It is known for its herds of Limousin cattle. In addition to cattle, the region is also a major timber producing area.