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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Olonzac
Coat of arms
Olonzac is located in France
Coordinates: 43°17′04″N 2°43′54″E / 43.2844°N 2.7317°E / 43.2844; 2.7317Coordinates: 43°17′04″N 2°43′54″E / 43.2844°N 2.7317°E / 43.2844; 2.7317
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Béziers
Canton Olonzac
Intercommunality Minervois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Marcouïre
Area1 18.95 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,653
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34189 / 34210
Elevation 29–182 m (95–597 ft)
(avg. 48 m or 157 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.

Olonzac is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

It is known as the "capital of the Minervois".[1]

Village life[edit]

A market is held in the town every Tuesday.

There are several cafes in the town and shops including a Post Office and pharmacy.

The schools are Ecole Maternelle Henri Matisse and Ecole Elementaire Jean-Pierre Malric, both located by "La Condamine", and College Antoine Faure, located west of the park.

There is a large park east of the town centre, a boulodrome and tennis courts.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,802 —    
1968 1,856 +3.0%
1975 1,705 −8.1%
1982 1,633 −4.2%
1990 1,569 −3.9%
1999 1,568 −0.1%
2008 1,653 +5.4%

See also[edit]