Châteauneuf-de-Randon

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Châteauneuf-de-Randon
Commune
A general view of Châteauneuf-de-Randon
A general view of Châteauneuf-de-Randon
Coat of arms of Châteauneuf-de-Randon
Coat of arms
Châteauneuf-de-Randon is located in France
Châteauneuf-de-Randon
Châteauneuf-de-Randon
Coordinates: 44°38′29″N 3°40′34″E / 44.6414°N 3.6761°E / 44.6414; 3.6761Coordinates: 44°38′29″N 3°40′34″E / 44.6414°N 3.6761°E / 44.6414; 3.6761
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lozère
Arrondissement Mende
Canton Grandrieu
Intercommunality Châteauneuf-de-Randon
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Bessière
Area1 24.49 km2 (9.46 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 532
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 48043 /48170
Elevation 1,116–1,339 m (3,661–4,393 ft)
(avg. 1,286 m or 4,219 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.

Châteauneuf-de-Randon is a village and commune in the Lozère department in southern France.

History[edit]

The battle of Châteauneuf-de-Randon was fought in 1380 between the English and the French. In 1380 the fortress of Châteauneuf-de-Randon was besieged by the French, under the command of Bertrand du Guesclin, and the fortress was defended by an English garrison under De Ros. After a defence that obstinate, the town surrendered on 4 July. The siege, however, was fatal to the French commander.

Geography[edit]

The Chapeauroux forms part of the commune's western border, flows eastward through the middle of the commune, then forms part of its eastern border.

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