Estaing, Aveyron

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Estaing and the River Lot
Estaing and the River Lot
Coat of arms of Estaing
Coat of arms
Estaing is located in France
Coordinates: 44°33′22″N 2°40′21″E / 44.5561°N 2.6725°E / 44.5561; 2.6725Coordinates: 44°33′22″N 2°40′21″E / 44.5561°N 2.6725°E / 44.5561; 2.6725
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Department Aveyron
Arrondissement Rodez
Canton Estaing
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Pradalier
Area1 16.96 km2 (6.55 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 607
 • Density 36/km2 (93/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 12098 / 12190
Elevation 301–760 m (988–2,493 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

Estaing is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.

Located in the north of the Aveyron department in the Midi-Pyrénées region, Estaing is considered as one of the most picturesque villages in France. The village is very quiet during the winter months; it is in the summer that the village shows the most signs of life. Lying at 320 metres above sea level, the winters are cool and the summers are hot and dry. Espalion is a ten-minute drive away, while Rodez is about 50 minutes away.

The bridge over the Lot in Estaing is part of the World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 627 —    
1968 718 +14.5%
1975 667 −7.1%
1982 666 −0.1%
1990 665 −0.2%
1999 612 −8.0%
2008 607 −0.8%

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