Vias, Hérault

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Vias is located in France
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
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Richard Monedero
 • 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.


Historical population of Vias, Hérault
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008
Population 2216 2364 2582 2934 3517 4354 5422


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

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