Vias, Hérault

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Vias
Bridge over the Canal du Midi
Bridge over the Canal du Midi
Vias is located in France
Vias
Vias
Coordinates: 43°18′49″N 3°25′09″E / 43.3136°N 3.4192°E / 43.3136; 3.4192Coordinates: 43°18′49″N 3°25′09″E / 43.3136°N 3.4192°E / 43.3136; 3.4192
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Béziers
Canton Agde
Intercommunality Hérault Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Richard Monedero
Area
 • Land1 32.49 km2 (12.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,422
 • Population2 density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34332 / 34450
Elevation 0–33 m (0–108 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.

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

It is a popular holiday destination with many camp and caravan sites. The Canal du midi passes close to the town at the site of the canal crossing the river Libron, an interesting historic engineering work.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 2,216 —    
1968 2,364 +6.7%
1975 2,582 +9.2%
1982 2,934 +13.6%
1990 3,517 +19.9%
1999 4,354 +23.8%
2008 5,422 +24.5%

Energy[edit]

Around 17% of the commune's electricity is provided by local solar power installations.

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