Pers, Cantal

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A general view of Pers
A general view of Pers
Coat of arms of Pers
Coat of arms
Pers is located in France
Coordinates: 44°53′17″N 2°14′22″E / 44.8881°N 2.2394°E / 44.8881; 2.2394Coordinates: 44°53′17″N 2°14′22″E / 44.8881°N 2.2394°E / 44.8881; 2.2394
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Aurillac
Canton Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat
Intercommunality Entre Cère et Rance
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Lapeyre
Area1 16.05 km2 (6.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 297
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 15150 / 15290
Elevation 516–657 m (1,693–2,156 ft)
(avg. 570 m or 1,870 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.

Pers is a former commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Le Rouget-Pers.[1]

It is on the edge of the Chataignerie and near the Segala. It is also adjacent to the lake of St Etienne Cantales, a large body of water formed by the damming of the Cere river for hydro electric purposes.

The village also has a very good go-cart track, and regularly hosts championship races.

As well as the church and the town hall, there are two bars, and a camping site. Gites may also be rented from the farm. There are no shops.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 293 —    
1968 327 +11.6%
1975 266 −18.7%
1982 244 −8.3%
1990 209 −14.3%
1999 234 +12.0%
2008 297 +26.9%

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  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 4 December 2015 (French)