Clermont-Ferrand

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It is the prefecture of the department and the capital of the arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand and the historical capital of the region of Auvergne.

History

The modern city was born from the union of two separate towns, Clermont and Montferrand. This union has been imposed by Louis XIII in 1630 (Edict of Troyes) and was confirmed by Louis XV.

While Montferrand was founded in the early twelfth century by the Counts of Auvergne on the model of fortified cities in the Southwest, Clairmont is much older, as it existed in ancient times. The earliest mention of the existence of Clairmont contained in the work of Strabo, the early first century. The city was then known Nemossos described as a "metropolis of Arvernes." She later took the name of Augustonemetum then Arverni.

Geography

To the west of Clermont-Ferrand, there is a plateau where is the Chaîne des Puys, a chain of dormant volcanoes including the Puy de Dôme. To the north of the city is the plain de Limage, a large plain in the Auvergne region in the valley of the Allier river.

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The distances from Clermont-Ferrand to other cities are:[4]

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Clermont-Ferrand and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand is surrounded by the communes:

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Climate

The climate of Clermont-Ferrand is an oceanic climate, Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate) in the Köppen climate classification.[5]

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The average amount of precipitation for the year in Clermont-Ferrand is Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".. The month with the most precipitation on average is May with Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is January with an average of Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24"..[5]

Climate data for Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France
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Source: Weatherbase.com [1]
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Population

The inhabitants of Clermont-Ferrand are known, in French, as Puydômois (women: Puydômoises).[6]

With a population of 141,365,[7] Clermont-Ferrand has a population density of Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". inhabitants/km2.

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Clermont-Ferrand forms, together with other 16 communes, the urban area of Clermont-Ferrand with a population of 264,704 inhabitants (2013) and an area of Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24"..[8] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Clermont-Ferrand, formed by 184 communes, with a population of 475,694 inhabitants (2013) and an area of Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24"..[9]

Administration

Clermont-Ferrand is the prefecture of the Puy-de-Dôme department since 1790. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of Clermont-Ferrand and the administrative centre (Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".) of six cantons:

It is part of the intercommunality Clermont Auvergne Métropole.

Sister cities

Clermont-Ferrand is twinned with:[10]

Gallery

Related pages

References

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  10. http://www.clermont-ferrand.fr/-International-.html sister cities in french
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Other websites

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