Valleraugue

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Valleraugue
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Coat of arms of Valleraugue
Coat of arms
Valleraugue is located in France
Valleraugue
Valleraugue
Coordinates: 44°04′54″N 3°38′33″E / 44.0817°N 3.6425°E / 44.0817; 3.6425Coordinates: 44°04′54″N 3°38′33″E / 44.0817°N 3.6425°E / 44.0817; 3.6425
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Le Vigan
Canton Valleraugue
Intercommunality Aigoual
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yves Durand
Area1 78.35 km2 (30.25 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,073
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30339 / 30570
Elevation 294–1,567 m (965–5,141 ft)
(avg. 367 m or 1,204 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Valleraugue is located in a deep valley of the Cévennes mountains, on the Hérault River.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,264 —    
1851 4,190 +28.4%
1891 2,799 −33.2%
1946 1,401 −49.9%
1962 987 −29.6%
1968 1,017 +3.0%
1975 1,028 +1.1%
1982 1,041 +1.3%
1990 1,091 +4.8%
1999 1,009 −7.5%
2008 1,073 +6.3%

Sights[edit]

Picturesque medieval town, 26 bridges, most of them several centuries old.

Weather station[edit]

The Mont Aigoual weather station is located on the territory of the commune.

Personalities[edit]

Valleraugue was the birthplace of:

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