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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
Location within Occitanie region
Châteauneuf-de-Randon is located in Occitanie
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
 • 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 UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.


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.


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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