Saint-Gély-du-Fesc

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Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
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Coat of arms of Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Coat of arms
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is located in France
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 3°48′24″E / 43.6931°N 3.8067°E / 43.6931; 3.8067Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 3°48′24″E / 43.6931°N 3.8067°E / 43.6931; 3.8067
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Canton Matelles
Intercommunality Pic-Saint-Loup
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Vincent
Area
 • Land1 16.51 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 8,495
 • Population2 density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34255 / 34980
Elevation 71–264 m (233–866 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 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.

Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is a commune in the Hérault department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

The origin of this city is from Saint Gilles, a Christian of the 8th century, and Fesc means « control post » in Occitan language.

In 2004, the city has decided to leave the Agglomeration community of Montpellier Agglomération.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 528 —    
1968 907 +71.8%
1975 2,055 +126.6%
1982 3,714 +80.7%
1990 5,936 +59.8%
1999 7,625 +28.5%
2008 8,495 +11.4%

Personalities[edit]

George Brassens died in this city, in 1981.

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