Figeac facts for kids
|View of the old city of Figeac|
|Coat of arms|
|Canton||capital of 2 Cantons|
|Intercommunality||Pays de Figeac-Cajarc|
|Elevation||170–451 m (558–1,480 ft)
(avg. 311 m or 1,020 ft*)
|Land area1||35.16 km2 (13.58 sq mi)|
|- Density||279/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||46102/ 46100|
|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.|
It is also the capital of 2 cantons: Figeac-1 and Figeac-2.
In the late ninth century, the King Pepin I of Aquitaine founded a monastery in Figeac; the town developed around the monastery as an important city on the pilgrimage routes. In the 14th century, the walls of Figeac were built.
Figeac is surrounded by the communes:
- Gers department: Camburat, Planioles, Viazac, Lunan, Capdenac, Faycelles, Béduer,Camboulit,Lissac-et-Mouret.
|Camboulit and Lissac-et-Mouret||Lunan|
The climate of Figeac, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.
With a population of 9,826, Figeac has a population density of 279 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Figeac are known, in French, as Figeacois (women: Figeacoises).
- Jean-François Champollion, the first translator of Egyptian hieroglyphs, was born in Figeac, where there is a Champollion Museum. On the "Place des écritures" ("Square of the Writings"), there is a giant copy of the Rosetta Stone, by Joseph Kosuth.
- The actor Charles Boyer was also born in Figeac.
Figeac is twinned with:
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