Caux, Hérault

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Caux
Commune
View of Caux
View of Caux
Coat of arms of Caux
Coat of arms
Caux is located in France
Caux
Caux
Location within Occitanie region
Caux is located in Occitanie
Caux
Caux
Coordinates: 43°30′29″N 3°22′11″E / 43.5081°N 3.3697°E / 43.5081; 3.3697Coordinates: 43°30′29″N 3°22′11″E / 43.5081°N 3.3697°E / 43.5081; 3.3697
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementBéziers
CantonPézenas
IntercommunalityCA Hérault Méditerranée
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Martinez
Area124.84 km2 (9.59 sq mi)
Population (2015)22,547
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code34063 /34720
Elevation27–166 m (89–545 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.

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

Geography[edit]

View in the circulade

Caux is a Circulade village located near Pézenas

Toponymy[edit]

The origin of the name "Caux" has two possible explanations:

  1. It can come from Occitan "caus" which means "lime". This is possible because limestone is very present on the territory, lime kilns are numerous; we find their remains at Sallèles and Maro Road.
  2. The name can come from an expression of pre-Indo-European origin: "cal-so", that is to say rock, shelter. Indeed, on its base at 103 meters above sea level, Caux dominates the surroundings.

History[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,648—    
19681,711+3.8%
19751,546−9.6%
19821,578+2.1%
19901,709+8.3%
19991,968+15.2%
20062,463+25.2%
20112,490+1.1%
20152,547+2.3%

Education[edit]

Sport[edit]

Administration[edit]

Town hall of Caux
Election Mayor Party Occupation
1971 Michel Estadieu PS
1983 Jacques Vailhère RPR
2001 Jean Martinez DVD Professor at University of Montpellier

Personalities[edit]

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