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Puycapel (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Cantal
Arrondissement Aurillac
Canton Arpajon-sur-Cère
Community association Châtaigneraie Cantalienne
Coordinates 44 ° 42 ′  N , 2 ° 21 ′  E Coordinates: 44 ° 42 ′  N , 2 ° 21 ′  E
height 294-742 m
surface 43.72 km 2
Residents 783 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 18 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 15340
INSEE code
Website https://puycapel.fr/

View of Mourjou

Puycapel is a French municipality with 783 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in the department of Cantal in the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes ; it belongs to the Arrondissement Aurillac and is part of the cantons Arpajon-sur-Cère (district Calvinet) and Maurs (district Mourjou).

It was created as Commune nouvelle with effect from January 1, 2019 through the amalgamation of the previous municipalities Calvinet and Mourjou , which have the status of a Commune déléguée in the new municipality . The administrative headquarters are in Calvinet.


District former
INSEE code
Area (km²) Population as of
January 1, 2017
Calvinet (administrative headquarters) 15027 13.73 462
Mourjou 15136 29.99 321


Puycapel is about 15 miles southeast of Aurillac . The Célé flows through the municipality . Puycapel is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Leynhac and Saint-Antoine in the north, Marcolès in the north and north-east, Sénezergues in the east and north-east, Cassaniouze in the south and south-east, Conques-en-Rouergue in the south, Saint-Santin in the south and south-west and Saint- Constant-Fournoulès to the south and west.



Lamothe Castle


  • Saint-Médard church
  • Jalenques Castle
  • Berbezou Castle
  • Sadour Castle
  • Jalenques Mill

Web links

Commons : Puycapel  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Decree of the Prefecture No. 2018-1644 on the formation of the Commune nouvelle Puycapel on December 12, 2018.
  2. current population according to INSEE
  3. Calvinet: Entry No. 15027 in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French) and Mourjou Entry No. 15136 in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)