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Cantal (France)

LC control no.n 82161783
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingCantal (France)
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Geographic subdivision usageFrance--Cantal
Variant(s)Cantau (France)
Chantal (France)
Chantau (France)
Beginning date1790
Associated countryFrance
Found inBGN 5/13/81 (Cantal; adm 1; 45°05ʹN 2°40ʹE)
Wikipedia, Sept. 5, 2014 (Cantal; Occitan: Cantal, Cantau, Chantal, Chantau; department in south-central France. It is named after the Cantal mountain range, a group of extinct, eroded volcanic peaks, which covers much of the department. Cantal is part of the current region of Auvergne. Cantal is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from a part of the former province of Auvergne, called Haute-Auvergne [no publications in LC database])
Geographic area codee-fr---
Associated languagefre