Corent

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Corent
Corent is located in France
Corent
Corent
Coordinates: 45°40′05″N 3°11′43″E / 45.6681°N 3.1953°E / 45.6681; 3.1953Coordinates: 45°40′05″N 3°11′43″E / 45.6681°N 3.1953°E / 45.6681; 3.1953
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Les Martres-de-Veyre[1]
Intercommunality Gergovie Val d'Allier Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Thierry Julien[2]
Area1 2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 703
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 63120 /63730
Elevation 330–610 m (1,080–2,000 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 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.

Corent is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

It sits approximately 2 miles north of Les Martres-de-Veyre on the side of the old volcanic Puy de Corent.

In 2001 excavation began on a Gaul and later Roman Oppidum found in a field atop the puy. To this date, vast quantities of land have been excavated revealing the site as a main political, religious and economic center.[3]

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  1. ^ "Décret 2014-210 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Puy-de-Dôme" [2014-210 decree delimiting cantons of Puy-de-Dôme department]. Légifrance (in French). 21 February 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of Mayors of Puy-de-Dôme" (PDF). Prefecture of Puy-de-Dôme. 9 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Fouilles de Corent