Mialet, Gard

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Mialet
Mialet-Pont des Camisards-20120901.jpg
Coat of arms of Mialet
Coat of arms
Mialet is located in France
Mialet
Mialet
Coordinates: 44°06′42″N 3°56′37″E / 44.1117°N 3.9436°E / 44.1117; 3.9436Coordinates: 44°06′42″N 3°56′37″E / 44.1117°N 3.9436°E / 44.1117; 3.9436
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Alès
Canton Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Intercommunality Grand Alès
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Rouanet
Area
 • Land1 30.76 km2 (11.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 563
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30168 / 30140
Elevation 140–691 m (459–2,267 ft)
(avg. 165 m or 541 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.

Mialet is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

It lies close to Alès and Saint-Jean-du-Gard.

The commune includes the hamlet of Mas Soubeyran, centre of the Protestant resistance during the 16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,566 —    
1821 1,437 −8.2%
1846 1,421 −1.1%
1872 1,171 −17.6%
1901 935 −20.2%
1926 633 −32.3%
1946 489 −22.7%
1962 427 −12.7%
1968 371 −13.1%
1975 354 −4.6%
1982 449 +26.8%
1990 511 +13.8%
1999 539 +5.5%
2008 563 +4.5%

Sights[edit]

  • Bridge, the Pont des camisards
  • Mas Soubeyran, known for its annual Protestant gatherings

Personalities[edit]

Rolland, or Rolland Laporte, from his real name Pierre Laporte, born 3 January 1680, died 14 April 1704, was a Camisard chief in the Cévennes, nicknamed «le Général des enfants de Dieu» (general of the children of God). His birth house is now the Musée du Désert.

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