Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas

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Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas
Cirque du Bout du Monde
Cirque du Bout du Monde
Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas is located in France
Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas
Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas
Coordinates: 43°46′14″N 3°22′42″E / 43.7706°N 3.3783°E / 43.7706; 3.3783Coordinates: 43°46′14″N 3°22′42″E / 43.7706°N 3.3783°E / 43.7706; 3.3783
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Lodève
Intercommunality Lodévois-Larzac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lionel Micola
Area1 19.43 km2 (7.50 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 449
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34251 /34700
Elevation 240–762 m (787–2,500 ft)
(avg. 380 m or 1,250 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.

Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas is known for the "Cirque du Bout du Monde" which was formed from a meander in the Ruisseau de la Bronzinadouïre that cut deeply into the plateau of the Causse du Larzac leaving the monumental chalk cliffs.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 221 —    
1968 233 +5.4%
1975 212 −9.0%
1982 254 +19.8%
1990 253 −0.4%
1999 308 +21.7%
2008 449 +45.8%

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