Gramat is a commune with 3555 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Lot in the Midi-Pyrénées region. It belongs administratively to the district Gourdon and Canton Gramat, whose capital it is.
- 2.1 Population development
The municipality is situated approximately 25 kilometers east of Gourdon, in the Regional Natural Park of Causses du Quercy. Neighboring communities of Gramat are:
- Thégra in the north,
- Lavergne in the Northeast,
- Organic in the East,
- Issendolus in the southeast,
- Reilhac in the south,
- Le Bastit in the southwest,
- Couzou and Rocamadour in the west and
- Rignac in the northwest.
Gramat is the eponymous site for the Causse de Gramat, a limestone plateau with distinctive karst features. The village lies in the valley of the river Alzou, as the karst spring again comes to light about three kilometers seeps below Gramat and only west of Rocamadour.
The municipality is served by the department of roads D840 and D807, which intersect in the local area. The D840 extends from Figeac in a northwesterly direction over Gramat after Nespouls, where it reaches the A20 motorway. The D807 extends from Labastide -Murat northeast direction over Gramat to Saint -Cere. Also, a railway line that runs from Figeac to Brive- la -Gaillarde, crosses the municipality and has Gramat a stop.
- Dolmen of Plassous, Monument historique
- Église Saint- Pierre, former church
- Cave Igue de la Crousate