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A general view of Murviel-lès-Montpellier
A general view of Murviel-lès-Montpellier
Coat of arms of Murviel-lès-Montpellier
Coat of arms
Murviel-lès-Montpellier is located in France
Coordinates: 43°36′19″N 3°44′15″E / 43.6053°N 3.7375°E / 43.6053; 3.7375Coordinates: 43°36′19″N 3°44′15″E / 43.6053°N 3.7375°E / 43.6053; 3.7375
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Montpellier
Canton Pignan
Intercommunality Montpellier
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Françoise Berger
Area1 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,749
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34179 /34570
Elevation 66–236 m (217–774 ft)
(avg. 150 m or 490 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.

Murviel-lès-Montpellier is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

The Oppidum d’Altimurium, also known as the Oppidum Murviel-les-Montpellier, is an ancient hill-town (or oppidum) located near the village.

Agénor Azéma de Montgravier, pioneering archaeologist, carried out excavations in the mid 19th century at the Roman ruins of Murviel-lès-Montpellier on behalf of the Commission de la Carte des Gaules. An archaeological museum with some artifacts from the site is located in Murviel-les-Montpellier.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 390 —    
1968 424 +8.7%
1975 441 +4.0%
1982 687 +55.8%
1990 935 +36.1%
1999 1,208 +29.2%
2008 1,749 +44.8%
Romanesque polygonal apse of Saint-Jean-Baptiste church

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