La Tour-d'Auvergne

La Tour-d'Auvergne is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

La Tour-d'Auvergne
The Saint-Louis church in La Tour-d'Auvergne

Coat of arms
Location of La Tour-d'Auvergne
La Tour-d'Auvergne
La Tour-d'Auvergne
Coordinates: 45°32′N 2°41′E
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementIssoire
CantonLe Sancy
IntercommunalitySancy-Artense
Government
  MayorRené Mayet
Area
1
48.29 km2 (18.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
674
  Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63192 /63680
Elevation719–1,691 m (2,359–5,548 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

The commune of La Tour-d'Auvergne is located on the west slope of the Massif du Sancy, at the southwestern extremity of the Puy-de-Dôme departement. It is 60km (37 miles) away from Clermont-Ferrand and is crossed by the départementale 203 linking the A89 motorway and the départementale 2089 to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise and Issoire. La Tour-d'Auvergne was the chef-lieu of the canton until 2015, and was composed of eight communes (La Tour-d'Auvergne, Bagnols, Puy-de-Dôme, Cros, Puy-de-Dôme, Trémouille-Saint-Loup, Chastreix, Saint-Donat, Picherande and Saint-Genès-Champespe). On the Artense plateau, which extends itself in between Cantal and the Tarentaine river south, the dam retention of Bort-les-Orgues, the Corrèze and the Avèse gorges west, La Bourboule and Mont-Dore glacier valley north and the massif du Sancy east, La Tour-d'Auvergne is an ancient village which holds its foundations on a basaltic piton, an old vestige of a volcanic flow of the massif du Sancy when it was a volcano, more than 250 000 years ago. Standing on a natural promontory, the village is located in between the Burande valleys and its tributary, the Burandou.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.


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