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Cantal

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Cantal
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Coat of Arms du Cantal


Details
Information
Number15
RegionAuvergne
PrefectureAurillac
SubprefecturesMauriac
Saint-Flour
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 92nd


150,778


26 /km²
Area5,726 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons27
Communes260
President of the
general council
Vincent Descœur
Location
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Location of du Cantal in France

Cantal is a département in south-central France.

Cantal is also a cheese from the Cantal region. See Cantal cheese.

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History

Cantal was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Auvergne.

Geography

The department is part of the current région of Auvergne and is surrounded by the departments of Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Loire, Aveyron, Lot, Lozère, and Corrèze.

The principal cities are Aurillac, Saint-Flour, and Mauriac.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Cantaliens.

Tourism

The Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne features dormant volcanos. Cantal also has numerous castles.

Miscellaneous topics

List of the communes of the Cantal département

External links

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