About Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand  is a city and commune of France, in the Auvergne region, with a population of 141,000 (2011). Its metropolitan area had 467,178 inhabitants at the 2011 census. It is the prefecture (capital) of the Puy-de-Dôme department. Serge Godard is its current mayor.

Clermont-Ferrand sits on the plain of Limagne in the Massif Central and is surrounded by a major industrial area. The city is famous for the chain of volcanoes, the Chaîne des Puys surrounding it. The famous dormant volcano Puy-de-Dôme (10 kilometres (6 miles) from the city) is one of the