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A general view of Livinhac-le-Haut
|Intercommunality||Vallée du Lot|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Roland Joffre|
|Area1||10.97 km2 (4.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||98/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||12130 / 12300|
|Elevation||169–472 m (554–1,549 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.
Livinhac-Le-Haut is the birthplace of several great thinkers and philosophers:
- Pierre Laromiguiere (1756–1837) was amongst other things a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Science.
- Prosper Alfaric (1876–1955) started as a priest then left the church. He taught history of religions at Strasbourg University and was a member of the Union Rationaliste.
- Camille Couderc (1860–1933) archivist at la Bibliothèque Nationale, professor of bibliographie ecole des Chartes, president of the Societe des lettres, Science et Art de l'Aveyron.
Livinhac used to be known as the garden of the Aveyron because of its fertile fields by the beautiful river Lot and was famous for its suspension bridge built at the beginning of the 19th century when the neighbouring town of Decazeville developed as an important industrial town because of its coal mines.
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