A general view of Le Rouget
|Intercommunality||Entre Cère et Rance|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Gilles Combelle|
|Area1||8.23 km2 (3.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||15268 / 15290|
|Elevation||555–665 m (1,821–2,182 ft)
(avg. 600 m or 2,000 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 Rouget, having grown from a hamlet as a result of coming of the railway, will not be found on many 19th-century maps. It was not granted commune status (and, with it, the right to elect a mayor of its own) until September 1945, but is today a more important commercial and employment centre than the nearby historic cantonal centres of Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat and Laroquebrou, although it lacks their architectural and historical interest.
A market is held every Sunday morning.
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