Polignac, Haute-Loire

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The town, the fortress and its keep
The town, the fortress and its keep
Coat of arms of Polignac
Coat of arms
Polignac is located in France
Coordinates: 45°04′14″N 3°51′37″E / 45.0706°N 3.8603°E / 45.0706; 3.8603Coordinates: 45°04′14″N 3°51′37″E / 45.0706°N 3.8603°E / 45.0706; 3.8603
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Loire
Arrondissement Le Puy-en-Velay
Canton Le Puy-en-Velay-Nord
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Léotoing
Area1 33.05 km2 (12.76 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,602
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 43152 /43000
Elevation 562–892 m (1,844–2,927 ft)
(avg. 740 m or 2,430 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.

Polignac is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France, dominated by the 'Forteresse de Polignac' with its square donjon tower, 32 m tall. The Chateau de Lavoute Polignac is a few miles away, close to the village of Lavoute. Full references can be found on the French language pages of Wikipedia.

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