Cantal

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Cantal

(käNtäl`), department (1990 pop. 158,300), S central France, in Auvergne. AurillacAurillac
, town (1990 pop. 32,654), capital of Cantal dept., S central France, in Auvergne, on the Jordanne River. An industrial, communications, and market center, it is noted for its furniture, footwear, pharmaceuticals, and Cantal cheese.
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Cantal

 

a department in France, located in the Massif Central. Area, 5, 800 sq km; population, 168, 000 (1971). Its capital is Aurillac. The main sector of the economy is agriculture. Theprincipal crops are rye, wheat, buck wheat, oats, and potatoes.Dairy farming is prevalent on mountain pastures. There is cheese production (cantal and blue cheese). Cantal has leather and wood-products industries.


Cantal

 

an old cone-shaped volcano in the Massif Central in France. Elevation, 1, 858 m. The base has a diameter of 60 to 80km. Cantal was formed by Neocene eruptions during which andesites and basalts were discharged. The peak is collapsed, and the slopes are broken up into individual plateau-like sections. Vegetation is of the mountain-meadow type.

Cantal

a department of S central France, in the Auvergne region. Capital: Aurillac. Pop.: 148 359 (2003 est.). Area: 5779 sq. km (2254 sq. miles)
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Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: Department of Cantal 15000 AURILLAC
Contract notice: Providing fuel service station for the fleet of the department of cantal
The object is to entrust a company principally transport of one or more students or students within the county home for people with disabilities from their residence to secondary or upper primary schools, the department of Cantal .
Supply of domestic fuel and bulk fuel for units: the center of INRA Clermont - theix implanted in the department:: the Puy de Dome (63), and in the department of Cantal (15): The Object of the contract involves the supply of stored and heating oil (heating oil) necessary for the proper operation of these units fuels.

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