Lattes, Hérault

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Lattes
LattesMaurin Place Arcades 11042006.JPG
Coat of arms of Lattes
Coat of arms
Lattes is located in France
Lattes
Lattes
Coordinates: 43°34′12″N 3°54′34″E / 43.57°N 3.9094°E / 43.57; 3.9094Coordinates: 43°34′12″N 3°54′34″E / 43.57°N 3.9094°E / 43.57; 3.9094
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Canton Lattes
Intercommunality Montpellier
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Cyril Meunier
Area
 • Land1 27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 16,319
 • Population2 density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34129 / 34970
Elevation 0–26 m (0–85 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.

Lattes is a commune in the Hérault département in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France, located just on the outskirts of Montpellier.

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Geography[edit]

Lattes is located in the South of the prefecture of Montpellier in a plain split by the river Lez, that flows to the Mediterranean Sea at Palavas-les-Flots. Stretching from west to east, the hills announce the typical relief within the department.

The territory of the municipality is partially liable to flooding, when the level of the Lez rises. Areas near the river Lez and the [Mosson river] were protected by dykes. An environmental inspection report pointed the risk of three hundred dead in Lattes-Centre and other localities like les Marestelles and the necessity to provide accommodation.[1] A spillway has been built in 2010.

The majority of the city's inhabitants live in the left bank where most of the business takes place. The Lattes-Centre and the [Boirargues] district are still separated by some farms, unused field and important commercial areas on the road going from Carnon to Montpellier.

In the south of Lattes, toward the coastline, the Pond of Mejean is the main site of the nature reserve where it is possible to appreciate bird watching. The natural house is the right place, at the entrance, to get some information about the Méjean ornithological park.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 315 —    
1800 204 −35.2%
1806 209 +2.5%
1821 307 +46.9%
1831 363 +18.2%
1836 320 −11.8%
1841 331 +3.4%
1846 361 +9.1%
1851 385 +6.6%
1856 403 +4.7%
1861 409 +1.5%
1866 450 +10.0%
1872 405 −10.0%
1876 440 +8.6%
1881 463 +5.2%
1886 521 +12.5%
1891 653 +25.3%
1896 773 +18.4%
1901 780 +0.9%
1906 938 +20.3%
1911 960 +2.3%
1921 1,000 +4.2%
1926 1,128 +12.8%
1931 1,260 +11.7%
1936 1,243 −1.3%
1946 1,241 −0.2%
1954 1,297 +4.5%
1962 1,488 +14.7%
1968 2,379 +59.9%
1975 3,963 +66.6%
1982 8,154 +105.8%
1990 10,203 +25.1%
1999 13,768 +34.9%
2008 16,319 +18.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rapport de juillet 2006 publié par Marianne n° 502, décembre 2006

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