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Vista from Costecalde
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Amédée Jean|
|• Land1||26.48 km2 (10.22 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||13/km2 (34/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||12284 / 12430|
|Elevation||260–828 m (853–2,717 ft)
(avg. 260 m or 850 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.
The commune is on the southern edge of the Massif Central. The hamlets to the north have commanding views of the Cevennes and the Millau Viaduct, which is 20 miles (32 km) to the west. The commune is approached along the D200 which connects it to the A75 autoroute. The D200 runs alongside the River Tarn which has been dammed and provides the power for two hydro-electric generating plants, Jourdanie and Le Pouget.
Barrage du Truel
Adjacent to the Barrage du Truel at 275 m., is the Le Pouget power station. It is powered by waters from the Lévézou plateau delivered by vast penstocks from the Lac de Villefranche-de-Panat and the Lac de Saint-Amans both at 727 m. Le Pouget delivers 440MW. 
- Hydroweb Pouget, French, accessed 2012-09-26
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