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Coordinates: 45¬į50‚Ä≤32‚Ä≥N 2¬į45‚Ä≤33‚Ä≥EÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ45.8422222222¬įN 2.75916666667¬įEÔĽŅ / 45.8422222222; 2.75916666667

Commune of La Goutelle

Location
La Goutelle is located in France
La Goutelle
Administration
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-D√īme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Riom
Canton Canton of Pontgibaud
Intercommunality Pas engagé dans une structure intercommunale
Mayor Jean Boucheret
(2008‚Äď2014)
Statistics
Elevation 612‚Äď884 m (2,010‚Äď2,900 ft)
Land area1 24.25 km2 (9.36 sq mi)
Population2 582  (1999)
 - Density 24 /km2 (62 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 63170/ 63230
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km¬≤ (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

La Goutelle is a commune in the Puy-de-D√īme department in Auvergne in central France.

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Geography

La Goutelle is situated on the old N141 running from Royan on the Atlantic coast all the way across France. The road, now renamed the D941, has lost its national importance but still remains the principal route linking Clermont Ferrand to Limoges.

Economy

La Goutelle is part of the canton of Pontgibaud, and like Pontgibaud relied on mining as its major source of income until the early 20th Century. Nowadays milk production, forestry, passing trade for its bars and restaurants and the export of labour to Clermont Ferrand and the Ancizes form La Goutelle's economy.

Population

La Goutelle has a population of around 550 people (with 520 registered voters, not all full time residents).

Culture

It shares primary school services with neighbouring St. Jacques d'Ambur but otherwise has yet to join a "communité de communes" - a marked disadvantage in the years to come. Its football team is currently incorporated into Association Sportive Pontgibaud - La Goutelle. Although all home games are played at La Goutelle, the last Goutellois player left the club in 2007.

Administration

The mayor is Jean BOUCHERET, mayor-adjoint Michel BONNAFOUX, 2nd Adjoint Maurice MARTIN, 3rd Adjoint Jean-Francois MARCHEIX and 4th Adjoint Stephane NEBUS. La Goutelle was one of the many French communes to elect an Englishman to the town council in 2008.

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