Saint-Floret

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Saint-Floret
The town of Saint-Floret
The town of Saint-Floret
Coat of arms of Saint-Floret
Coat of arms
Saint-Floret is located in France
Saint-Floret
Saint-Floret
Coordinates: 45°33′07″N 3°06′28″E / 45.5519°N 3.1078°E / 45.5519; 3.1078Coordinates: 45°33′07″N 3°06′28″E / 45.5519°N 3.1078°E / 45.5519; 3.1078
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Issoire
Canton Canton of Champeix
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Puys et Couzes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maguy Lagarde
Area1 12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 263
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 63342 /63320
Elevation 476–929 m (1,562–3,048 ft)
(avg. 503 m or 1,650 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.

Saint-Floret is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

History[edit]

Saint-Floret is a place of passage on the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century.

During the revolutionary period of the National Convention (1792-1795), the commune took the name Roche-la-Couze.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 810 —    
1806 752 −7.2%
1821 674 −10.4%
1831 685 +1.6%
1841 692 +1.0%
1851 665 −3.9%
1861 606 −8.9%
1872 565 −6.8%
1881 560 −0.9%
1891 568 +1.4%
1901 558 −1.8%
1911 458 −17.9%
1921 354 −22.7%
1931 340 −4.0%
1946 311 −8.5%
1954 294 −5.5%
1962 309 +5.1%
1968 276 −10.7%
1975 251 −9.1%
1982 219 −12.7%
1990 259 +18.3%
1999 248 −4.2%
2006 264 +6.5%
2011 270 +2.3%
2014 263 −2.6%

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