Martel, Lot

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Martel
The covered market in Martel
The covered market in Martel
Coat of arms of Martel
Coat of arms
Martel is located in France
Martel
Martel
Location within Occitanie region
Martel is located in Occitanie
Martel
Martel
Coordinates: 44°56′16″N 1°36′35″E / 44.9378°N 1.6097°E / 44.9378; 1.6097Coordinates: 44°56′16″N 1°36′35″E / 44.9378°N 1.6097°E / 44.9378; 1.6097
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentLot
ArrondissementGourdon
CantonMartel
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Pays de Martel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Requier
Area
1
35.28 km2 (13.62 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)2
1,467
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
46185 /46600
Elevation92–336 m (302–1,102 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)
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.

Martel is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

The town has a distinctive sky-line with medieval towers. There is a museum containing items from Puy d'Issolud, a local Gallic archaeological site which has been identified as Uxellodunum, besieged by Julius Caesar in 51 BC.[1]

Henry the Young King died here in 1183.

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  1. Musée d'Uxellodunum