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Martel

Vue de Martel par le Sud Est.JPG
Martel, view with seven towers
Administration
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Lot
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Gourdon
Canton Canton of Martel
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Martel
Mayor Jean-Claude Requier
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 92–336 m (302–1,102 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft*)
Land area1 35.28 km2 (13.62 sq mi)
Population2 1,467  (1999)
 - Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 46185/ 46600
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.

Coordinates: 44°56′16″N 1°36′35″E / 44.9378°N 1.6097°E / 44.9378; 1.6097

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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