Cantal is a département in south-central France.
Cantal is also a cheese from the Cantal region. See Cantal cheese.
Cantal was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Auvergne.
The department is part of the current région of Auvergne and is surrounded by the departments of Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Loire, Aveyron, Lot, Lozère, and Corrèze.
The principal cities are Aurillac, Saint-Flour, and Mauriac.
The inhabitants of the department are called Cantaliens.
The Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne features dormant volcanos. Cantal also has numerous castles.
List of the communes of the Cantal département