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Martel
The covered market in Martel
The covered market in Martel
Coat of arms of Martel
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Gourdon
Canton Martel
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Martel
Area
1
35.28 km2 (13.62 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
1,467
 • Density 41.582/km2 (107.70/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
46185 /46600
Elevation 92–336 m (302–1,102 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Martel is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France.

The town has a distinctive sky-line with medieval towers. There is a museum containing items from Puy d'Issolud, a local Gallic archaeological site which has been identified as Uxellodunum, besieged by Julius Caesar in 51 BC.

Henry the Young King died here in 1183.

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