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Panorama de Pontgibaud
Panorama de Pontgibaud
Pontgibaud is located in France
Coordinates: 45°49′59″N 2°51′04″E / 45.833°N 2.851°E / 45.833; 2.851Coordinates: 45°49′59″N 2°51′04″E / 45.833°N 2.851°E / 45.833; 2.851
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Riom
Canton Pontgibaud
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gaston Matarin
Area1 4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 768
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 63285 /63230
Elevation 639–779 m (2,096–2,556 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.

Pontgibaud is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme départment in Auvergne in central France.


It is located in the Massif Central region of France on the banks of the Sioule River. The area around the town was historically known for silver and lead mining.

The remnants of Château-Dauphin, a 12th-century castle, are located in Pontgibaud.

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