Mireval

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Mireval
City gate
City gate
Coat of arms of Mireval
Coat of arms
Mireval is located in France
Mireval
Mireval
Coordinates: 43°30′31″N 3°48′06″E / 43.5086°N 3.8017°E / 43.5086; 3.8017Coordinates: 43°30′31″N 3°48′06″E / 43.5086°N 3.8017°E / 43.5086; 3.8017
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Canton Frontignan
Intercommunality Bassin de Thau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Foulquier
Area1 11.05 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,273
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34159 / 34110
Elevation 0–196 m (0–643 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Mireval is a commune in the Hérault department in Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France.

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It is famous for its muscat wine, the Muscat de Mireval, about which François Rabelais wrote at the beginning of the 16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 739 —    
1968 781 +5.7%
1975 839 +7.4%
1982 1,105 +31.7%
1990 2,355 +113.1%
1999 3,049 +29.5%
2008 3,273 +7.3%

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The village and, in the foreground, the Muscat vineyard


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