Aurillac

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Aurillac

Aurillac QuartierStGeraud.jpg
Saint-Géraud church and surrounding buildings.
Coat of arms of Aurillac
Coat of arms
Aurillac is located in France
Aurillac
Administration
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Aurillac
Canton Capital of Aurillac-1, Aurillac-2 and Aurillac-3
Intercommunality Bassin d'Aurillac
Mayor Pierre Mathonier[1]
(2014–2020)
Statistics
Elevation 573–867 m (1,880–2,844 ft)
(avg. 622 m/2,041 ft)
Land area1 28.76 km2 (11.10 sq mi)
Population2 26,135  (2014)
 - Density 909 /km2 (2,350 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 15014/ 15000
Website www.ville-aurillac.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 44°55′34″N 2°26′26″E / 44.9261°N 2.4406°E / 44.9261; 2.4406

Aurillac (Occitan: Orlhac) is a French commune, the prefecture of the Cantal department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Aurillac was part of the former province of Auvergne, in the region called Haute-Auvergne.

History[change | change source]

The name of the city comes from Latin: Aureliacum, meaning "Roman villa of Aurelius".

Geography[change | change source]

The city of Aurillac is at the foot of the Cantal mountains (Mounts of Cantal), in the Massif Central. The city is along the Jordanne river, a tributary of the Cère river.

It has an area of 28.8 km2 (11.1 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 622 m (2,041 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 620 m (2,030 ft).[3]

Aurillac and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Aurillac

The city of Aurillac is at 558 km (347 mi) to the southeast of Paris and at 223 km (139 mi) to the south of Toulouse. The commune of Aurillac is surrounded by the communes Crandelles, Naucelles, Saint-Simon, Giou-de-Mamou, Arpajon-sur-Cère, Roannes-Saint-Mary, Sansac-de-Marmiesse and Ytrac.

Climate[change | change source]

Aurillac has an oceanic climate (subtype Cfb in the Köppen climate classification) with cold winters and hot summers due to its distance from the ocean.

The average temperature for the year in Aurillac is 10.2 °C (50.4 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 18.3 °C (64.9 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 2.9 °C (37.2 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Aurillac is 856 mm (33.7 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is December with 109.2 mm (4.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is June with an average of 45.7 mm (1.8 in).[4]

Climate data for Troyes, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
7.9
(46.2)
11.2
(52.2)
13.7
(56.7)
17.8
(64)
21.5
(70.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.0
(75.2)
20.3
(68.5)
16.0
(60.8)
10.4
(50.7)
7.5
(45.5)
15.1
(59.18)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.9
(37.2)
3.6
(38.5)
6.3
(43.3)
8.6
(47.5)
12.6
(54.7)
15.8
(60.4)
18.3
(64.9)
18.0
(64.4)
14.6
(58.3)
11.4
(52.5)
6.4
(43.5)
3.7
(38.7)
10.18
(50.33)
Average low °C (°F) -1.0
(30.2)
-0.8
(30.6)
1.3
(34.3)
3.4
(38.1)
7.3
(45.1)
10.1
(50.2)
12.2
(54)
11.9
(53.4)
8.9
(48)
6.7
(44.1)
2.3
(36.1)
-02
(28)
5.03
(41.05)
Rainfall mm (inches) 93.3
(3.673)
76.3
(3.004)
65.5
(2.579)
64.9
(2.555)
61.3
(2.413)
45.5
(1.791)
47.4
(1.866)
49.5
(1.949)
55.4
(2.181)
91.5
(3.602)
95.8
(3.772)
109.8
(4.323)
856.2
(33.709)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Aurillac are known, in French, as Aurillacois (women: Aurillacoises).[5]

The city of Aurillac has a population, in 2014, of 26,135;[6] its population density is of 909 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Aurillac

Administration[change | change source]

Aurillac is the prefecture of the Cantal department, the capital of the arrondissement of Aurillac and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons:

  1. Aurillac-1 : 2 communes with 10,296 inhabitants (2014)
  2. Aurillac-2 : 1 commune with 9,591 inhabitants (2014)
  3. Aurillac-3 : 1 commune with 10,369 inhabitants (2014)

It is part of the intercommunality Bassin d'Aurillac (French: Communauté d'Agglomération du Bassin d'Aurillac).

Sister cities[change | change source]

Aurillac and Arpajon-sur-Cère are twinned with:[7]

Sites of interest[change | change source]

  • Saint-Géraud d'Aurillac Abbey (11th century)
  • Notre-Dame-aux-Neiges church (1332)
  • Chateau of Saint-Etienne (9th century)
  • Aurillac Town Hall (17th century)

Gallery[change | change source]

Overview of Aurillac

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le Maire d'Aurillac" (in French). Mairie d'Aurillac. http://www.ville-aurillac.fr/index.php/mairie/la-municipalite-2/le-maire-d-aurillac. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  2. "Commune d’Aurillac (15014) - Comparateur de territoire" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-15014. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. "The city of Aurillac". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Aurillac-15000/. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. "Aurillac, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather-summary.php3?s=598805&cityname=Aurillac%2C+Auvergne%2C+France&units=. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  5. "Aurillac (15000)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/aurillac/banque. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep15.pdf. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  7. "Les Jumelages" (in French). Mairie d'Aurillac. http://www.ville-aurillac.fr/index.php/thematiques/decouvrir-aurillac/le-jumelages. Retrieved 23 January 2017.

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