Figeac

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Figeac
View of the old city of Figeac
View of the old city of Figeac
Coat of arms of Figeac
Coat of arms
Figeac is located in France
Figeac
Figeac
Location within Occitanie region
Figeac is located in Occitanie
Figeac
Figeac
Coordinates: 44°36′31″N 2°01′54″E / 44.6086°N 2.0317°E / 44.6086; 2.0317Coordinates: 44°36′31″N 2°01′54″E / 44.6086°N 2.0317°E / 44.6086; 2.0317
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementFigeac
Cantoncapital of 2 Cantons
IntercommunalityLe Grand Figeac
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) André Mellinger[1]
Area
1
35.16 km2 (13.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)2
9,820
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Figeacois
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
46102 /46100
Elevation170–451 m (558–1,480 ft)
(avg. 311 m or 1,020 ft)
Websitewww.ville-figeac.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.

Figeac (Occitan: Fijac) is a commune in southern France in the region of Occitanie. It is the sous-prefecture (capital) of the arrondissement of the same name in the Lot department.

History[change | change source]

In the late ninth century, the King Pepin I of Aquitaine founded a monastery in Figeac; the town developed around the monastery as an important city on the pilgrimage routes. In the 14th century, the walls of Figeac were built.

Figeac is on the via Podiensis, a major medieval pilgrimage trail which is part of the Way of St. James.

Geography[change | change source]

Figeac is on the southwestern edge of the central plateau (Massif Central), north of the valley of the Lot river, on the right bank of the Célé river, a left tributary of the Lot.

The commune has an area of 35.16 km2 (13.58 sq mi) and its average altitude is 311 m (1,020 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 200 m (660 ft).[2]

Figeac and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Figeac

Figeac is surrounded by the communesCamburat, Planioles, Viazac, Lunan, Capdenac, Faycelles, Béduer, Camboulit, Lissac-et-Mouret.

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Figeac, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Figeac are known, in French, as Figeacois (women: Figeacoises).[4]

With a population of 9,820,[5] Figeac has a population density of 279 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Figeac

Figeac forms with other 4 communes the urban area of Figeac, with a population of 16,468 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 78.3 km2 (30.2 sq mi); one of the communes is Capdenac-Gare that belongs to the Aveyron department.[6] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Figeac, formed by 33 communes with a population of 25,593 inhabitants and an area of 388 km2 (150 sq mi).[7]

Administration[change | change source]

Figeac is a subprefecture of the Lot department, the capital of the arrondissement of Figeac and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the Figeac-1 and Figeac-2 cantons.

It is part of the intercommunality Le Grand Figeac (French: Communauté de communes du Grand Figeac).

People from or related to Figeac[change | change source]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Figeac is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Conseil Municipal". Ville de Figeac. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. "Figeac". Map-France.com. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. "Ville de Figeac". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. "Figeac (46100)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  6. "Unité urbaine de Figeac (00364)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  7. "Aire urbaine de Figeac (223)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

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