Le Claux

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Le Claux
The church and surrounding buildings in Le Claux
The church and surrounding buildings in Le Claux
Le Claux is located in France
Le Claux
Le Claux
Coordinates: 45°09′38″N 2°42′22″E / 45.1606°N 2.7061°E / 45.1606; 2.7061Coordinates: 45°09′38″N 2°42′22″E / 45.1606°N 2.7061°E / 45.1606; 2.7061
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Saint-Flour
Canton Murat
Intercommunality Pays de Gentiane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Bergeron
Area1 28.07 km2 (10.84 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 217
 • Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 15050 /15400
Elevation 994–1,780 m (3,261–5,840 ft)
(avg. 1,037 m or 3,402 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.

Le Claux is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. It is located in Auvergne, in the department of Cantal.

It is located in the Massif central, specifically in the monts du Cantal. Because of its location in between the mountains, snowfall is heavy, which has given it the nickname of "village de Neige (French for "village of snow").

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 304 —    
1968 405 +33.2%
1975 352 −13.1%
1982 341 −3.1%
1990 293 −14.1%
1999 260 −11.3%
2008 217 −16.5%

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