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Cantal

[kahn-tal]
noun
  1. a department in S central France. 2231 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km). Capital: Aurillac.
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Historical Examples

  • Much larger farms, he told me, were to be found in the Cantal.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • We don't grow anything like corn enough for ourselves in the Cantal,' he said.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • Mtayage, or the system of half-profits, is rarely found in the Cantal.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • In some of the depths of Brittany, the heart of the Cantal, or the wastes of Lozre, this may be true.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • Cantal is situated in the middle of the central plateau of France.


British Dictionary definitions for cantal

Cantal

noun
  1. a department of S central France, in the Auvergne region. Capital: Aurillac. Pop: 148 359 (2003 est). Area: 5779 sq km (2254 sq miles)
  2. a hard strong cheese made in this area
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