Le Rouget

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Le Rouget
Le Rouget.JPG
Le Rouget is located in France
Le Rouget
Le Rouget
Coordinates: 44°51′19″N 2°13′57″E / 44.8553°N 2.2325°E / 44.8553; 2.2325Coordinates: 44°51′19″N 2°13′57″E / 44.8553°N 2.2325°E / 44.8553; 2.2325
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Aurillac
Canton Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat
Intercommunality Entre Cère et Rance
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Combelle
Area1 8.23 km2 (3.18 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 981
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 15268 / 15290
Elevation 555–665 m (1,821–2,182 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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.

Le Rouget is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.

Le Rouget will not be found on many 19th century maps, having grown from a hamlet as a result of the railway. It was not granted "commune" status until September 1945[1] (and therefore was able to appoint a mayor), but is now a more important commercial and employment centre than the nearby historic cantonal centres of Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat or Laroquebrou, although it lacks their architectural and historic interest.

Geography[edit]

It is near the ancient Segala area, and within the "Chataignerie."

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 834 —    
1968 918 +10.1%
1975 963 +4.9%
1982 902 −6.3%
1990 910 +0.9%
1999 901 −1.0%
2008 981 +8.9%

Events[edit]

A market is held every Sunday morning

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archive of Cantal about Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat and the creation of Le Rouget.