Frayssinet-le-Gélat

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Frayssinet-le-Gélat
The town hall in Frayssinet-le-Gélat
The town hall in Frayssinet-le-Gélat
Coat of arms of Frayssinet-le-Gélat
Coat of arms
Frayssinet-le-Gélat is located in France
Frayssinet-le-Gélat
Frayssinet-le-Gélat
Coordinates: 44°35′00″N 1°09′53″E / 44.5833°N 1.1647°E / 44.5833; 1.1647Coordinates: 44°35′00″N 1°09′53″E / 44.5833°N 1.1647°E / 44.5833; 1.1647
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Cahors
Canton Canton of Cazals
Intercommunality Communauté de communes Sud Bouriane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Laville
Area1 23.14 km2 (8.93 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 385
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 46114 /46250
Elevation 160–286 m (525–938 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Frayssinet-le-Gélat (French pronunciation: ​[fʁesine lə ʒeˈla]) is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

History[edit]

In Frayssinet-le-Gélat, members of the French underground shot and killed a German officer. For this crime, 15 hostages were taken and assassinated. Ten were young males from one-child families and five were young women. This SS was to prevent any further family line of descent. The schoolmaster tried to escape bur was shot outside the school. Each May 21, villagers gather outside the church for an act of remembrance. Outside the church is a small monument mounted with a stone cross, and a plaque bearing the names of the victims. Another monument to the 15th victim stands where he was shot.

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