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Corent is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

Corent
A general view of Corent
A general view of Corent
Coat of arms of Corent
Coat of arms
Location of Corent
Corent is located in France
Corent
Corent
Corent is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Corent
Corent
Coordinates: 45°40′05″N 3°11′43″E / 45.6681°N 3.1953°E / 45.6681; 3.1953Coordinates: 45°40′05″N 3°11′43″E / 45.6681°N 3.1953°E / 45.6681; 3.1953
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
ArrondissementClermont-Ferrand
CantonLes Martres-de-Veyre[1]
IntercommunalityGergovie Val d'Allier Communauté
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Thierry Julien[2]
Area
1
2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[3]
737
 • Density280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
63120 /63730
Elevation330–610 m (1,080–2,000 ft)
(avg. 500 m or 1,600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It sits approximately 2 miles north of Les Martres-de-Veyre on the side of the old volcanic Puy de Corent.

In 2001 excavation began on a Gaul and later Roman Oppidum found in a field atop the puy. To this date, vast quantities of land have been excavated revealing the site as a main political, religious and economic center.[4]

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  1. ^ "Décret 2014-210 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Puy-de-Dôme" [2014-210 decree delimiting cantons of Puy-de-Dôme department]. Légifrance (in French). 21 February 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "List of Mayors of Puy-de-Dôme" (PDF). Prefecture of Puy-de-Dôme. 9 April 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  4. ^ Fouilles de Corent