Mialet, Gard

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Mialet
The Pont des Camisards in Mialet
The Pont des Camisards in Mialet
Coat of arms of Mialet
Coat of arms
Location of Mialet
Mialet is located in France
Mialet
Mialet
Mialet is located in Occitanie
Mialet
Mialet
Coordinates: 44°06′42″N 3°56′37″E / 44.1117°N 3.9436°E / 44.1117; 3.9436Coordinates: 44°06′42″N 3°56′37″E / 44.1117°N 3.9436°E / 44.1117; 3.9436
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementAlès
CantonLa Grand-Combe
IntercommunalityGrand Alès
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Rouanet
Area
1
30.76 km2 (11.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
638
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30168 /30140
Elevation140–691 m (459–2,267 ft)
(avg. 165 m or 541 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Mialet is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

It lies close to Alès and Saint-Jean-du-Gard.

The commune includes the hamlet of Mas Soubeyran, centre of the Protestant resistance during the 16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,566—    
18211,437−8.2%
18461,421−1.1%
18721,171−17.6%
1901935−20.2%
1926633−32.3%
1946489−22.7%
1962427−12.7%
1968371−13.1%
1975354−4.6%
1982449+26.8%
1990511+13.8%
1999539+5.5%
2008563+4.5%

Sights[edit]

  • Bridge, the Pont des camisards
  • Mas Soubeyran, known for its annual Protestant gatherings

Personalities[edit]

Rolland, or Rolland Laporte, from his real name Pierre Laporte, born 3 January 1680, died 14 April 1704, was a Camisard chief in the Cévennes, nicknamed «le Général des enfants de Dieu» (general of the children of God). His birth house is now the Musée du Désert.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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