Saint-Simon, Cantal

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Saint-Simon
Chateau Oyez
Chateau Oyez
Saint-Simon is located in France
Saint-Simon
Saint-Simon
Coordinates: 44°57′50″N 2°29′27″E / 44.9639°N 2.4908°E / 44.9639; 2.4908Coordinates: 44°57′50″N 2°29′27″E / 44.9639°N 2.4908°E / 44.9639; 2.4908
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Aurillac
Canton Aurillac 4
Intercommunality Bassin d'Aurillac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Fabre
Area1 27.27 km2 (10.53 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,086
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 15215 / 15130
Elevation 655–1,031 m (2,149–3,383 ft)
(avg. 670 m or 2,200 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.

Saint-Simon is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.

The medieval town of Belliac, located near the present-day Saint-Simon, was the birthplace (in 946) of the prolific scholar Gerbert d'Aurillac, who became Pope Sylvester II, the first of the French popes.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 842 —    
1968 842 +0.0%
1975 1,007 +19.6%
1982 959 −4.8%
1990 989 +3.1%
1999 1,018 +2.9%
2008 1,086 +6.7%

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