Pierrefort

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Pierrefort
Coat of arms of Pierrefort
Coat of arms
Pierrefort is located in France
Pierrefort
Pierrefort
Coordinates: 44°55′21″N 2°50′19″E / 44.9225°N 2.8386°E / 44.9225; 2.8386Coordinates: 44°55′21″N 2°50′19″E / 44.9225°N 2.8386°E / 44.9225; 2.8386
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Saint-Flour
Canton Pierrefort
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Galtier
Area1 24.59 km2 (9.49 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 911
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 15230
Elevation 600–1,400 m (2,000–4,600 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.

Pierrefort is a commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region in south=central France.

It is approximately 130 km (81 mi) from Clermont Ferrand and 30 km (19 mi) from Saint-Flour

Geography[edit]

Pierrefort is situated between 600 m and 1400 m of altitude, in the south part of the department.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,067 —    
1968 1,090 +2.2%
1975 1,131 +3.8%
1982 1,091 −3.5%
1990 1,017 −6.8%
1999 1,002 −1.5%
2008 911 −9.1%

Climate[edit]

Pierrefort has cold winters characterised by heavy snowfall whilst summer temperatures often reach 30°C. Recently the period between May and August has been very dry.

Economy[edit]

  • Agriculture and breeding (predominantly bovine)
  • Craft industry; carpentry, house renovation, garden planning, design and maintenance.
  • Service industries supporting summer and winter tourism.

Personalities[edit]

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