Canté

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Canté
Location of Canté
Canté is located in France
Canté
Canté
Canté is located in Occitanie
Canté
Canté
Coordinates: 43°15′20″N 1°31′56″E / 43.2556°N 1.5322°E / 43.2556; 1.5322Coordinates: 43°15′20″N 1°31′56″E / 43.2556°N 1.5322°E / 43.2556; 1.5322
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentAriège
ArrondissementPamiers
CantonPortes d'Ariège
IntercommunalityCanton of Saverdun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Bisognin
Area
1
9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
213
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
09076 /09700
Elevation216–352 m (709–1,155 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Canté is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France.

This famous surname recorded in the spellings of Cante, Conte, Comte and Conti, is of Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese origins. It derives from the Latin 'comptus' meaning 'order or control', and such in the Roman Empire it applied to officials of rank responsible for administering a small region. Later it was adopted as a major mark of nobility throughout much of Europe. Various noble prefixes are often attached to the name (i.e. the Von Cante's of Kalsruhe, or De Cante family of Aquitaine). One such Italian family were the 'Princes de Conti', in France 'Le Comte de St. Jean' and in Langedoc the 'Conte de Tauriers'. Examples of the surname recording from church records include Juan Cante, who married Anna Maria Vicens, at La Bisbal, Santa Maria, Gerona on May 2, 1750, whilst in the USA Corina Ida Conti, the daughter of Domenico Conti, was christened at Tomales, California on June 19, 1893. The coat of arms most associated with this distinguished surname is probably that of a red lion rampant regardant set on a gold field. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Lucretia Cante, which was dated December 12, 1577, christened at Messina, Italy, during the reign of Pope Gregory XIII, reigned from 1572 to 1585.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962118—    
1968150+27.1%
1975158+5.3%
1982142−10.1%
1990164+15.5%
1999179+9.1%
2008203+13.4%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.