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
Saint-Flour is located in France
Saint-Flour
Saint-Flour
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
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)2
6,643
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanflorain
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ville de Saint-Flour". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. "Saint-Flour (15100)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  7. "Jumelage Orléans / Saint-Flour" (in French). Ville de Saint-Flour. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  8. "Jumelage Haselünne / Saint-Flour" (in French). Ville de Saint-Flour. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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