Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie

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For homonymy, see Saint-Quentin.
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Coat of arms of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Coat of arms
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie is located in France
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Coordinates: 44°02′46″N 4°26′31″E / 44.046°N 4.442°E / 44.046; 4.442Coordinates: 44°02′46″N 4°26′31″E / 44.046°N 4.442°E / 44.046; 4.442
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Uzès
Intercommunality Uzège
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvon Bonzi
Area
 • Land1 24.06 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,914
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30295 / 30700
Elevation 82–272 m (269–892 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 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-Quentin-la-Poterie is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

History[edit]

The suffix Poterie (English: pottery) was added to the town's name in 1886 following a decree signed by Jules Grévy, then President of the French Republic.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,349 —    
1968 1,356 +0.5%
1975 1,510 +11.4%
1982 1,753 +16.1%
1990 2,290 +30.6%
1999 2,731 +19.3%
2008 2,914 +6.7%

Personalities[edit]

Joseph Monier, the inventor of reinforced concrete used in construction, was born in the village in 1823. The town's marketplace has a reinforced concrete covering.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAINT-QUENTIN-LA-POTERIE, UN VILLAGE CHARGE D'HISTOIRE" (in French). Archived from the original on 10 Aug 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 

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