Clermont-l'Hérault

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Clermont-l'Hérault
Château des Guilhem
Château des Guilhem
Coat of arms of Clermont-l'Hérault
Coat of arms
Clermont-l'Hérault is located in France
Clermont-l'Hérault
Clermont-l'Hérault
Coordinates: 43°37′41″N 3°25′59″E / 43.6281°N 3.4331°E / 43.6281; 3.4331Coordinates: 43°37′41″N 3°25′59″E / 43.6281°N 3.4331°E / 43.6281; 3.4331
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Clermont-l'Hérault
Intercommunality Clermontais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Baptiste Vangrevelynghe
Area
 • Land1 32.49 km2 (12.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 7,395
 • Population2 density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34079 / 34800
Elevation 40–322 m (131–1,056 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Clermont-l'Hérault is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France.

Map

It lies 30 minutes from Montpellier, 40 km (25 mi) from the sea.

History[edit]

The town was several times taken and retaken in the religious wars of the 16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 4,888 —    
1800 5,224 +6.9%
1806 5,694 +9.0%
1821 5,837 +2.5%
1831 6,199 +6.2%
1836 6,582 +6.2%
1841 6,294 −4.4%
1846 6,134 −2.5%
1851 6,180 +0.7%
1856 6,232 +0.8%
1861 6,405 +2.8%
1866 6,050 −5.5%
1872 5,870 −3.0%
1876 5,964 +1.6%
1881 5,450 −8.6%
1886 5,191 −4.8%
1891 5,079 −2.2%
1896 5,083 +0.1%
1901 5,280 +3.9%
1906 5,140 −2.7%
1911 5,177 +0.7%
1921 5,381 +3.9%
1926 5,616 +4.4%
1931 5,657 +0.7%
1936 5,428 −4.0%
1946 5,195 −4.3%
1954 5,314 +2.3%
1962 5,538 +4.2%
1968 6,209 +12.1%
1975 5,482 −11.7%
1982 5,926 +8.1%
1990 6,041 +1.9%
1999 6,532 +8.1%
2008 7,395 +13.2%

Sights[edit]

The town is built on the slope of a hill ("Pioch Castel") which is crowned by an ancient castle (Château des Guilhem) and skirted by the Rhonel, a tributary of the Lergue. It has an interesting chapel "Les Pénitents"(Penitents) recently restored, built in southern Gothic style. It is now a cultural centre. Also of interest is Saint Paul's church, begun in the 12th century, and finished in the 14th century.

Close by is the large man-made Lac du Salagou.

International relations[edit]

Clermont-l'Hérault has town partnerships with Patchway (England) and Gauting (Germany).

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