Le Rouget

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Le Rouget
A general view of Le Rouget
A general view of Le Rouget
Le Rouget is located in France
Le Rouget
Le Rouget
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Le Rouget is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Le Rouget
Le Rouget
Coordinates: 44°51′19″N 2°13′57″E / 44.8553°N 2.2325°E / 44.8553; 2.2325Coordinates: 44°51′19″N 2°13′57″E / 44.8553°N 2.2325°E / 44.8553; 2.2325
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Aurillac
Canton Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat
Intercommunality Entre Cère et Rance
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gilles Combelle
Area1 8.23 km2 (3.18 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 962
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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 is a former commune in the département of Cantal in south-central France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Le Rouget-Pers.[1]

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,[2] 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.


Historical population

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 4 December 2015 (in French)
  2. ^ Archive of Cantal[permanent dead link] about Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat and the creation of Le Rouget.