Gignac, Hérault

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Gignac
Notre Dame de Grâce
Notre Dame de Grâce
Coat of arms of Gignac
Coat of arms
Gignac is located in France
Gignac
Gignac
Coordinates: 43°39′N 3°33′E / 43.65°N 3.55°E / 43.65; 3.55Coordinates: 43°39′N 3°33′E / 43.65°N 3.55°E / 43.65; 3.55
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Gignac
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Hérault
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2008) Jean François Soto
Area
 • Land1 29.85 km2 (11.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 5,515
 • Population2 density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34114 / 34150
Elevation 28–286 m (92–938 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.

Gignac (in Occitan Ginhac) is a commune in the Hérault département in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

Population[edit]

Its inhabitants are called Gignacois.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 2,540 —    
1968 2,746 +8.1%
1975 2,848 +3.7%
1982 3,228 +13.3%
1990 3,652 +13.1%
1999 3,955 +8.3%
2008 5,165 +30.6%
2011 5,515 +6.8%

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Personalities[edit]

  • Antoine de Laurès (1708–1779), writer, friend of Voltaire, translator into French of Pharsalia by Lucan (Marcus Annaeus Lucanus), and author of La fête de Cythère, a one act opera created on 19 November 1753 at the Château de Berny. He lived in the Château de Gignac.

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