Salers

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Salers
Salers - Hôtel de Ville et maison baillage.jpg
Coat of arms of Salers
Coat of arms
Salers is located in France
Salers
Salers
Coordinates: 45°08′20″N 2°29′42″E / 45.1389°N 2.495°E / 45.1389; 2.495Coordinates: 45°08′20″N 2°29′42″E / 45.1389°N 2.495°E / 45.1389; 2.495
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Mauriac
Canton Salers
Intercommunality Pays de Salers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Maltcheff
Area
 • Land1 4.85 km2 (1.87 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 364
 • Population2 density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 15219 / 15140
Elevation 830–1,207 m (2,723–3,960 ft)
(avg. 951 m or 3,120 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.

Salers (French pronunciation: ​[saˈlɛʁ], Occitan: Salèrn) is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.

It is famous for the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) cheeses Cantal and Salers. It is also famous for the Salers breed of cattle that originated in this commune.

It was pillaged by Rodrigo de Villandrando in the late 1430s, during the final phase of the Hundred Years' War.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,134 —    
1806 1,497 +32.0%
1820 1,183 −21.0%
1831 1,286 +8.7%
1841 1,243 −3.3%
1851 1,026 −17.5%
1861 985 −4.0%
1872 1,033 +4.9%
1876 1,026 −0.7%
1881 1,049 +2.2%
1886 1,019 −2.9%
1891 1,015 −0.4%
1896 907 −10.6%
1901 887 −2.2%
1906 760 −14.3%
1911 743 −2.2%
1921 603 −18.8%
1926 620 +2.8%
1931 630 +1.6%
1936 608 −3.5%
1946 558 −8.2%
1954 561 +0.5%
1962 533 −5.0%
1968 521 −2.3%
1975 480 −7.9%
1982 451 −6.0%
1990 439 −2.7%
1999 401 −8.7%
2008 364 −9.2%

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