Martel, Lot

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The covered market in Martel
The covered market in Martel
Coat of arms of Martel
Coat of arms
Martel is located in France
Coordinates: 44°56′16″N 1°36′35″E / 44.9378°N 1.6097°E / 44.9378; 1.6097Coordinates: 44°56′16″N 1°36′35″E / 44.9378°N 1.6097°E / 44.9378; 1.6097
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Martel
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Martel
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Requier
Area1 35.28 km2 (13.62 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,467
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46185 / 46600
Elevation 92–336 m (302–1,102 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 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.

Martel is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

Martel, view with seven towers

The town has a distinctive sky-line with medieval towers. There is a museum containing items from Puy d'Issolud, a local Gallic archaeological site which has been identified as Uxellodunum, besieged by Julius Caesar in 51 BC.[1]

Henry the Young King died here in 1183.

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  1. ^ Musée d'Uxellodunum