Mireval

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Mireval
City gate
City gate
Coat of arms of Mireval
Coat of arms
Mireval is located in France
Mireval
Mireval
Coordinates: 43°30′31″N 3°48′06″E / 43.5086°N 3.8017°E / 43.5086; 3.8017Coordinates: 43°30′31″N 3°48′06″E / 43.5086°N 3.8017°E / 43.5086; 3.8017
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Canton Frontignan
Intercommunality Bassin de Thau
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Foulquier
Area1 11.05 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,273
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34159 / 34110
Elevation 0–196 m (0–643 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Mireval is a commune in the Hérault department in Occitanie in southern France.

Map

It is famous for its muscat wine, the Muscat de Mireval, about which François Rabelais wrote at the beginning of the 16th century.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 739 —    
1968 781 +5.7%
1975 839 +7.4%
1982 1,105 +31.7%
1990 2,355 +113.1%
1999 3,049 +29.5%
2008 3,273 +7.3%

Gallery[edit]

The village and, in the foreground, the Muscat vineyard

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