Corent

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Corent
Corent is located in France
Corent
Corent
Coordinates: 45°40′05″N 3°11′43″E / 45.6681°N 3.1953°E / 45.6681; 3.1953Coordinates: 45°40′05″N 3°11′43″E / 45.6681°N 3.1953°E / 45.6681; 3.1953
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Canton of Veyre-Monton
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Gergovie Val d'Allier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Julien
Area1 2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 641
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 63120 / 63730
Elevation 330–610 m (1,080–2,000 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Corent is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

It sits approximately 2 miles north of Les Martres-de-Veyre on the side of the old volcanic Puy de Corent.

In 2001 excavation began on a Gaul and later Roman Oppidum found in a field atop the puy. To this date, vast quantities of land have been excavated revealing the site as a main political, religious and economic center.[1]

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