Lagamas

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Lagamas
Coat of arms of Lagamas
Coat of arms
Location of Lagamas
Lagamas is located in France
Lagamas
Lagamas
Lagamas is located in Occitanie
Lagamas
Lagamas
Coordinates: 43°40′29″N 3°31′26″E / 43.6747°N 3.5239°E / 43.6747; 3.5239Coordinates: 43°40′29″N 3°31′26″E / 43.6747°N 3.5239°E / 43.6747; 3.5239
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementLodève
CantonGignac
IntercommunalityVallée de l'Hérault
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christian Viloing
Area
1
4.52 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
115
 • Density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34125 /34150
Elevation33–142 m (108–466 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lagamas (Occitan: L'Agamàs) is a commune in the Hérault département in the Occitanie region in southern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196231—    
196846+48.4%
197543−6.5%
198256+30.2%
199071+26.8%
1999111+56.3%
2005113+1.8%
2010114+0.9%
2014110−3.5%

Architecture[edit]

The church, Notre-Dame de la Garrigue, was built by Élodie Martin, the widow of the textile magnate Jean-Pierre Balsan as a homage to her husband. The Balsan family is known to have inhabited Lagamas since at least 1576. The church, with its unusual gothic style, is a miniature inspired by the Châteauroux cathedral, a city where the Balsan family had acquired the Manufacture Royale de Drap de Châteauroux in 1856.

The church was completed in around 1874.[2] An extensive renovation was finalised in 2007.

The same widow built the large mansion facing the church, known locally as the château. It hosts an annual multi-disciplinary artist residency organised by the Cornelius Arts Foundation.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ministry of Culture: Eglise paroissiale Notre-Dame-de-la-Garrigue (in French)