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The Town Hall and Museum
The Town Hall and Museum
Anterrieux is located in France
Coordinates: 44°50′11″N 3°02′40″E / 44.8364°N 3.0444°E / 44.8364; 3.0444Coordinates: 44°50′11″N 3°02′40″E / 44.8364°N 3.0444°E / 44.8364; 3.0444
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Saint-Flour
Canton Chaudes-Aigues
Intercommunality Caldaguès-Aubrac
 • Mayor (2008–2020) Louis Raynal
Area1 16.16 km2 (6.24 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 127
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 15007 / 15110
Elevation 862–1,132 m (2,828–3,714 ft)
(avg. 960 m or 3,150 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.

Anterrieux (Anterriu in Occitan) is a French commune in the Cantal department in the Auvergne region of southern central France.


Anterrieux is located some 30 km south by south-west of Saint-Flour and 20 km west by north-west of Saint-Chely-d'Apcher. Access to the commune is by road D989 from Saint-Chely-d'Apcher in the east passing through the commune and continuing west to Chaudes-Aigues. Access to the village is by small communal roads from various points on the D989. In addition to the village there is also the hamlet of Oyex in the south. The commune is mixed forest and farmland with an especially large forest (the Bois d'Oyex) in the far south of the commune.[1]

The Bes river forms the south-eastern border of the commune as it flows north to join La Truyere river in the Lac de Grandval. The Maleval river rises in the commune and flows north past the village. It is joined by several tributaries in the commune.[1]

Neighbouring communes and villages[1][edit]


The region was the scene of fighting in June 1944 between the Maquis and Nazi troops. The Nazis were successful in overrunning the Maquis in their Truyère Redoubt where they were attacked on 20 June 1944. The battle was fierce and the village of Anterrieux was destroyed by fire after having been held for ten hours by the 3,000 resistance fighters of the 7th Company under the command of Henri Fournier who were forced to disperse because of the German firepower supported by their air force. More than a hundred maquisards were killed as well as about fifteen German soldiers and a dozen civilians. The Resistance Museum of Anterrieux provides the public with memories of that time.[2]

See: John Hind Farmer


Anterrieux Community Hall

List of Successive Mayors[3]

From To Name Party Position
2001 2020 Louis Raynal

(Not all data is known)


In 2009 the commune had 127 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
454 311 429 342 339 376 302 281 275
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
278 293 245 246 208 239 248 228 211
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
230 230 219 176 190 172 167 129 130
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2009 -
147 132 141 112 124 130 131 127 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Anterrieux War Memorial
Anterrieux Church
Population of Anterrieux

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  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force on 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.