Cazouls-lès-Béziers

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Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Location of Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Cazouls-lès-Béziers is located in France
Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Cazouls-lès-Béziers is located in Occitanie
Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Cazouls-lès-Béziers
Coordinates: 43°23′36″N 3°06′08″E / 43.3933°N 3.1022°E / 43.3933; 3.1022Coordinates: 43°23′36″N 3°06′08″E / 43.3933°N 3.1022°E / 43.3933; 3.1022
CountryFrance
RegionOccitania
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementBéziers
CantonCazouls-lès-Béziers
IntercommunalityDomitienne
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Philippe Vidal[1]
Area
1
38.46 km2 (14.85 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
5,060
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34069 /34370
Elevation16–204 m (52–669 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cazouls-lès-Béziers (French pronunciation: ​[kazul lɛ bezje], literally Cazouls near Béziers; Languedocien: Càsols de Besièrs) is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

The town of Cazouls lès Béziers is situated 15 kilometres north of the city of Béziers and is midway between the Mediterranean coast and the Languedoc Natural Park.

Climate[edit]

Cazouls-lès-Béziers has a mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). The average annual temperature in Cazouls-lès-Béziers is 14.8 °C (58.6 °F). The average annual rainfall is 691.7 mm (27.23 in) with October as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 23.5 °C (74.3 °F), and lowest in January, at around 7.4 °C (45.3 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Cazouls-lès-Béziers was 41.0 °C (105.8 °F) on 30 July 2001; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −15.0 °C (5.0 °F) on 16 January 1985.

Climate data for Cazouls-lès-Béziers (1981–2010 averages, extremes 1980−2008)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
23.0
(73.4)
29.5
(85.1)
31.0
(87.8)
37.3
(99.1)
38.7
(101.7)
41.0
(105.8)
40.2
(104.4)
36.4
(97.5)
33.5
(92.3)
24.2
(75.6)
23.5
(74.3)
41.0
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
12.6
(54.7)
15.7
(60.3)
18.0
(64.4)
22.2
(72.0)
26.6
(79.9)
29.8
(85.6)
29.3
(84.7)
25.4
(77.7)
20.4
(68.7)
14.9
(58.8)
12.0
(53.6)
19.9
(67.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
7.9
(46.2)
10.7
(51.3)
12.9
(55.2)
16.9
(62.4)
20.7
(69.3)
23.5
(74.3)
23.1
(73.6)
19.7
(67.5)
15.8
(60.4)
10.8
(51.4)
8.0
(46.4)
14.8
(58.6)
Average low °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
3.3
(37.9)
5.7
(42.3)
7.9
(46.2)
11.6
(52.9)
14.8
(58.6)
17.2
(63.0)
17.0
(62.6)
14.0
(57.2)
11.2
(52.2)
6.7
(44.1)
3.9
(39.0)
9.8
(49.6)
Record low °C (°F) −15.0
(5.0)
−9.2
(15.4)
−7.6
(18.3)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.8
(37.0)
6.5
(43.7)
9.0
(48.2)
8.0
(46.4)
5.2
(41.4)
−2.7
(27.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
−9.3
(15.3)
−15.0
(5.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 60.0
(2.36)
70.5
(2.78)
42.3
(1.67)
58.3
(2.30)
48.5
(1.91)
35.0
(1.38)
22.7
(0.89)
41.1
(1.62)
71.8
(2.83)
100.6
(3.96)
78.4
(3.09)
62.5
(2.46)
691.7
(27.23)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 5.3 4.8 4.5 5.2 5.4 3.3 2.1 3.8 4.2 5.8 5.2 4.8 54.3
Source: Meteociel[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,123—    
19683,171+1.5%
19753,050−3.8%
19823,071+0.7%
19903,251+5.9%
19993,321+2.2%
20084,181+25.9%
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Economy[edit]

This is a rapidly growing town with new housing developments (lotissements), industrial zones and supermarkets. The town has good schools for students to the age of 16 years, a large new Gendarmerie and the most modern winery in the region. There is a good selection of supermarkets and other shops. Considerable improvements to roads and pavements make the town easy to explore. The local industry is substantially based on wine with many fine independent vintners and a large cooperative. The community is very active with many clubs and associations for sports and the arts, well supported by the Mairie. Sports facilities include a bouladrome, tennis courts, a 1.5 km exercise track and football and rugby pitches.

Sights[edit]

Old town[edit]

Centred on the town square with the town hall, a fine church, an ancient clock tower and 2 bars, the buildings are mostly stone-built medieval houses that reflect their agrarian history. A walk through the old town will reveal narrow streets and interesting alleys interspersed with grand Maisons de Maître many sympathetically renovated. A substantial proportion of the older houses are now holiday homes and gîtes and the village centre is far livelier in summer than in winter.

Other sights[edit]

There is a well-stocked and informative Tourist Office and the Museum of Vignerons (Le Musee des Emiles) at Domaine Castan is well worth a visit. Other places of interest include the Roman Baths at Montmajou and the Chapelle de Notre Dame D’Ayde. The area offers attractive walking and cycling for those of an energetic leaning. Of greater importance to the tourist is the location of the town with ease of access to places such as Béziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne, the beaches and fishing villages of the Mediterranean coast and the rivers, gorges and mountains of the Park Natural.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Normales et records pour Cazouls-les-Beziers (34)". Meteociel. Retrieved 5 June 2022.

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