Brissac

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For the French title of nobility, see Duke of Brissac. For the Loire Valley commune, see Brissac-Quincé.
Brissac
The St-Étienne d'Issensac Bridge
The St-Étienne d'Issensac Bridge
Coat of arms of Brissac
Coat of arms
Brissac is located in France
Brissac
Brissac
Coordinates: 43°52′47″N 3°42′09″E / 43.8797°N 3.7025°E / 43.8797; 3.7025Coordinates: 43°52′47″N 3°42′09″E / 43.8797°N 3.7025°E / 43.8797; 3.7025
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Ganges
Intercommunality Cévennes Gangeoises et Suménoises
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Rodriguez
Area1 44.13 km2 (17.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 609
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 34042 / 34190
Elevation 99–772 m (325–2,533 ft)
(avg. 145 m or 476 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.

Brissac is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France.

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Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 324 —    
1968 370 +14.2%
1975 305 −17.6%
1982 285 −6.6%
1990 365 +28.1%
1999 442 +21.1%
2008 609 +37.8%

Sights[edit]

  • Castle (11th century), rebuilt in the early 16th century.
  • Parish church of Saint-Nazaire et Saint-Celse (12th century)
  • Church of Notre-Dame du Suc
  • Chapel of Saint-Etienne d'Issensac. Nearby is the medieval Bridge of Saint-Étienne d'Issensac (14th century).

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