Saint-Flour, Cantal

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Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour - the lower town
Saint-Flour - the lower town
Coat of arms of Saint-Flour
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour is located in France
Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour
Coordinates: 45°02′04″N 3°05′37″E / 45.0344°N 3.0936°E / 45.0344; 3.0936Coordinates: 45°02′04″N 3°05′37″E / 45.0344°N 3.0936°E / 45.0344; 3.0936
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentCantal
ArrondissementSaint-Flour
CantonCapital of 2 cantons
IntercommunalitySaint-Flour Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Pierre Jarlier[1]
Area
1
27.14 km2 (10.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
6,643
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanflorain
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
15187 /15100
Elevation757–1,040 m (2,484–3,412 ft)
(avg. 783 m or 2,569 ft)
Websitewww.saint-flour.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Flour (Occitan: Sant Flor) is a commune in south central France in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is a subprefecture of the Cantal department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

History[change | change source]

Saint-Flour is the historical capital of the old region of Haute-Auverge ("Upper Auvergne"), one of the two divisions of Auvergne.

After the creation of the Cantal department on 4 March 1790, Saint-Flour was named as the capital (prefecture) of the new department alternating with Aurillac. In 1794, Saint-Flour became the only capital but, in 1795, the capital was moved to Aurillac and Saint-Flour became a subprefecture.

Geography[change | change source]

Saint-Flour is in the eastern part of Cantal. The city is divided in two parts:

The commune of Saint-Flour has an area of 27.14 km2 (10.48 sq mi) and is surrounded by the communes Alleuze, Andelat, Coren, Roffiac, Saint-Georges and Villedieu.[2]

Saint-Flour and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Saint-Flour

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Saint-Flour, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[2]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Saint-Flour are known, in French, as Sanflorain (women: Sainfloraine).[3]

With a population of 6,643,[4] Saint-Flour has a population density of 245 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour forms the urban area of Saint-Flour, one of the seven urban areas of Cantal, with a population of 6,626 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 2,711 km2 (1,047 sq mi).[5] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Saint-Flour, formed by 17 communes with a population of 13,024 inhabitants and an area of 326.8 km2 (126.2 sq mi).[6]

Administration[change | change source]

Saint-Flour is a subprefecture of the Cantal department, the capital of the arrondissement of Saint-Flour and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons:

  1. Saint-Flour-1 : 23 communes + part of Saint-Flour, with 9,696 inhabitants (2014)
  2. Saint-Flour-2 : 18 communes + part of Saint-Flour, with 9,171 inhabitants (2014)

It is part of the intercommunality Saint-Flour Communauté.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Saint-Flour is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vos élus" (in French). Ville de Saint-Flour. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ville de Saint-Flour". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Saint-Flour (15100)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Unité urbaine de Saint-Flour (15201)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Aire urbaine de Saint-Flour (328)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Jumelage Orléans / Saint-Flour" (in French). Ville de Saint-Flour. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Jumelage Haselünne / Saint-Flour" (in French). Ville de Saint-Flour. Retrieved 26 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websites[change | change source]