Marcenat, Cantal

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The square in Marcenat
The square in Marcenat
Coat of arms of Marcenat
Coat of arms
Marcenat is located in France
Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 2°49′39″E / 45.3078°N 2.8275°E / 45.3078; 2.8275Coordinates: 45°18′28″N 2°49′39″E / 45.3078°N 2.8275°E / 45.3078; 2.8275
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Saint-Flour
Canton Riom-ès-Montagnes
Intercommunality Cézallier
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Colette Ponchet-Passemard
Area1 51.47 km2 (19.87 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 509
 • Density 9.9/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 15114 /15190
Elevation 760–1,449 m (2,493–4,754 ft)
(avg. 1,060 m or 3,480 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.

Marcenat is a commune in the département of Cantal and Auvergne region in south-central France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,302 —    
1968 1,218 −6.5%
1975 1,100 −9.7%
1982 928 −15.6%
1990 823 −11.3%
1999 627 −23.8%
2008 553 −11.8%
2012 509 −8.0%


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "My parents owned several estates. One of these was the ancient château of Aubijou in Cantal, an electoral fief which once belonged to Jean II (The Good), and had passed in succession to the Tour d'Auvergnes, the La Rochefoucaulds and the Rohan-Chabots, lasping finally to Maréchal de Castellane, whose mother was a member of the last-named family". How I discovered America by the Marquis Paul Ernest Boniface. Alfred A Knopf Publishers, 1924, chapter V, page 68 (Paul Ernest Boniface married Anna Gould daughter of financier Jay Gould).
  2. ^ (in French) Monastère Znaménié first picture Archived 2008-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ (in French) Monastère Znaménié second picture Archived 2008-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ (in French) Monastère Znaménié third picture Archived 2008-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.