Clermont-l'Hérault

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Clermont-l'Hérault
Commune
Château des Guilhem
Château des Guilhem
Coat of arms of Clermont-l'Hérault
Coat of arms
Clermont-l'Hérault is located in France
Clermont-l'Hérault
Clermont-l'Hérault
Location within Occitanie region
Clermont-l'Hérault is located in Occitanie
Clermont-l'Hérault
Clermont-l'Hérault
Coordinates: 43°37′41″N 3°25′59″E / 43.6281°N 3.4331°E / 43.6281; 3.4331Coordinates: 43°37′41″N 3°25′59″E / 43.6281°N 3.4331°E / 43.6281; 3.4331
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Clermont-l'Hérault
Intercommunality Clermontais
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Baptiste Vangrevelynghe
Area1 32.49 km2 (12.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 7,395
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 34079 /34800
Elevation 40–322 m (131–1,056 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 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.

Clermont-l'Hérault is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France.

Map

It lies 30 minutes from Montpellier, 40 km (25 mi) from the sea.

History[edit]

The town was several times taken and retaken in the religious wars of the 16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17934,888—    
18005,224+6.9%
18065,694+9.0%
18215,837+2.5%
18316,199+6.2%
18366,582+6.2%
18416,294−4.4%
18466,134−2.5%
18516,180+0.7%
18566,232+0.8%
18616,405+2.8%
18666,050−5.5%
18725,870−3.0%
18765,964+1.6%
18815,450−8.6%
18865,191−4.8%
18915,079−2.2%
18965,083+0.1%
19015,280+3.9%
19065,140−2.7%
19115,177+0.7%
19215,381+3.9%
19265,616+4.4%
19315,657+0.7%
19365,428−4.0%
19465,195−4.3%
19545,314+2.3%
19625,538+4.2%
19686,209+12.1%
19755,482−11.7%
19825,926+8.1%
19906,041+1.9%
19996,532+8.1%
20087,395+13.2%

Sights[edit]

The town is built on the slope of a hill ("Pioch Castel") which is crowned by an ancient castle (Château des Guilhem) and skirted by the Rhonel, a tributary of the Lergue. It has an interesting chapel "Les Pénitents"(Penitents) recently restored, built in southern Gothic style. It is now a cultural centre. Also of interest is Saint Paul's church, begun in the 12th century, and finished in the 14th century.

Close by is the large man-made Lac du Salagou.

International relations[edit]

Clermont-l'Hérault has town partnerships with Patchway (England) and Gauting (Germany).

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