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Esclanèdes in the Lot valley
Esclanèdes in the Lot valley
Esclanèdes is located in France
Coordinates: 44°28′57″N 3°21′44″E / 44.48250°N 3.3622°E / 44.48250; 3.3622Coordinates: 44°28′57″N 3°21′44″E / 44.48250°N 3.3622°E / 44.48250; 3.3622
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lozère
Arrondissement Mende
Canton Chirac
Intercommunality Pays de Chanac
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Pinot
Area1 12.51 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 250
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 48056 /48230
Elevation 627–1,001 m (2,057–3,284 ft)
(avg. 643 m or 2,110 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.

Esclanèdes is a commune in the Lozère department in southern France.

Its inhabitants are known as Esclanédiens.


The main part of the commune is located in the Lot valley, whereas the rest is on the Causse of Sauveterre. The town hall is located in the biggest burg called Le Bruel, on the north side of the river. Esclanèdes is named after the burg situated on the north side and where is located the church. Other inhabited places are the small burgs of Les Crottes et la Rocherousse and the two farms of Marance and Le Mazet.

Limits of the commune of Esclanèdes

The adjoining communes are the following:


The current mayor is Bernard Pinot. He was re-elected in 2008.


Evolution of the population of Esclanèdes since 1793

Between 1990 and 1999:

  • Population in 1990: 217
  • Population in 1999: 250
  • Natural increase: - 2
  • Net migration: + 35
  • Population growth: + 33
  • Average variation rate of the population by year: +1,5%

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