Lempdes

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Not to be confused with Lempdes-sur-Allagnon. ‹See Tfd›
Lempdes
Lempdes is located in France
Lempdes
Lempdes
Coordinates: 45°46′19″N 3°11′40″E / 45.7719°N 3.1944°E / 45.7719; 3.1944Coordinates: 45°46′19″N 3°11′40″E / 45.7719°N 3.1944°E / 45.7719; 3.1944
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Canton of Pont-du-Château
Intercommunality Clermont Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Betenfeld[1]
Area
 • Land1 12.3 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 8,401
 • Population2 density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 63193 / 63370
Elevation 317–505 m (1,040–1,657 ft)
(avg. 320 m or 1,050 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.

Lempdes (French pronunciation [lɑ̃ːd]) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

Sights[edit]

The parish church of St Stephen (église Saint-Étienne) is in the Romanesque style and dates from the 12th century. It is first recorded in a document of the beginning of the 13th century.[2]

The famous 2CV car was invented in Lempdes

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Site de la préfecture du Puy-de-Dôme, consulté le 8 janvier 2008
  2. ^ Lempdes: mémoire d'un village; pp. 58-69

Further reading[edit]

  • Lempdes: mémoire d'un village. Lempdes: Association "Lempdes: mémoire d'un village", 2000 ("Un receuil de souvenirs ... le fruit d'un long travail dont les Amis du Vieux Lempdes ont été les artisans" -- preface)