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CRANSAC

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 378 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CRANSAC, a town of southern France, in the department of Aveyron, 28 m. N.W. of Rodez by rail. Pop. (1906) town, 4988; commune, 6953. The town is a coal-mining centre and has cold mineral springs, known in the middle ages. There are iron-mines in the neighbourhood. Hills to the north of the town contain disused coal-mines which have been on fire for centuries. About 5 M. to the south is the fine Renaissance chateau of Bournazel, built for the most part by Jean de Buisson, baron of Bournazel, about 1545. The barony of Bournazel became a marquisate in 1624.
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