Le Pouget

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Le Pouget
Eglise saint-jacques du Pouget.jpg
Coat of arms of Le Pouget
Coat of arms
Le Pouget is located in France
Le Pouget
Le Pouget
Coordinates: 43°35′36″N 3°31′32″E / 43.5933°N 3.5256°E / 43.5933; 3.5256Coordinates: 43°35′36″N 3°31′32″E / 43.5933°N 3.5256°E / 43.5933; 3.5256
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Gignac
Intercommunality Vallée de l'Hérault
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Villaret
Area1 13.91 km2 (5.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,794
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34210 / 34230
Elevation 25–161 m (82–528 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 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.
For the hydroelectric power station on the River Tarn, see Le Pouget (power station).

Le Pouget is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France. It contains the Gallardet dolmen.

Geography[edit]

Le Pouget is situated on the sides of two valleys, Aumelas and Clermont L'Hérault. The centre of the commune is at the entrance to the medieval circulade. The clay soil favours viticulture. The Hérault river is 2 km from the centre.

History[edit]

The village was known for its circulade in the Middle Ages in the time of Louis XIV. The prehistoric dolmen Gallardet (or dolmen de Pouget) is a notable sight in the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,035 —    
1968 1,077 +4.1%
1975 934 −13.3%
1982 987 +5.7%
1990 1,103 +11.8%
1999 1,347 +22.1%
2008 1,794 +33.2%

Inhabitants are Pougétois.

Sights[edit]

  • Église Saint-Jacques, Romanesque church (now the Chapelle des pénitents blancs)
  • Église Sainte-Catherine, Gothic church (now the parish church)
  • Dolmen
  • Saint-Amant fountain
  • The circulade
  • Château de l'Estang (private property).

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