Last modified: 2009-12-12 by ivan sache
Keywords: cantal | auvergne |
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Traditional provinces: Auvergne
Bordering departments: Aveyron, Corrèze, Haute-Loire, Lot, Lozère, Puy-de-Dôme
Area: 5,726 km2
Population (2006): 149,682 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Mauriac, Saint-Flour
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 27 cantons, 260 communes.
The department is named after the ancient volcanic massif of Cantal, which reaches 1,855 m at its highest peak, Plomb du Cantal.
Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009