Le Pouget

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Le Pouget
The church of Sainte-Catherine
The church of Sainte-Catherine
Coat of arms of Le Pouget
Coat of arms
Location of Le Pouget
Le Pouget is located in France
Le Pouget
Le Pouget
Le Pouget is located in Occitanie
Le Pouget
Le Pouget
Coordinates: 43°35′36″N 3°31′32″E / 43.5933°N 3.5256°E / 43.5933; 3.5256Coordinates: 43°35′36″N 3°31′32″E / 43.5933°N 3.5256°E / 43.5933; 3.5256
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementLodève
CantonGignac
IntercommunalityVallée de l'Hérault
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Louis Villaret
Area
1
13.91 km2 (5.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,083
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34210 /34230
Elevation25–161 m (82–528 ft)
(avg. 95 m or 312 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Pouget is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. It contains the Gallardet dolmen.

Geography[edit]

Le Pouget is situated on the sides of two valleys, Aumelas and Clermont L'Hérault. The centre of the commune is at the entrance to the medieval circulade. The clay soil favours viticulture. The Hérault river is 2 km from the centre.

History[edit]

The village was known for its circulade in the Middle Ages in the time of Louis XIV. The prehistoric dolmen Gallardet (or dolmen de Pouget) is a notable sight in the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,035—    
19681,077+4.1%
1975934−13.3%
1982987+5.7%
19901,103+11.8%
19991,347+22.1%
20081,794+33.2%

Inhabitants are Pougétois.

Sights[edit]

  • Église Saint-Jacques, Romanesque church (now the Chapelle des pénitents blancs)
  • Église Sainte-Catherine, Gothic church (now the parish church)
  • Dolmen
  • Saint-Amant fountain
  • The circulade
  • Château de l'Estang (private property).

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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