Saint-Chinian

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Saint-Chinian
Commune
A general view of Saint-Chinian
A general view of Saint-Chinian
Coat of arms of Saint-Chinian
Coat of arms
Saint-Chinian is located in France
Saint-Chinian
Saint-Chinian
Location within Occitanie region
Saint-Chinian is located in Occitanie
Saint-Chinian
Saint-Chinian
Coordinates: 43°25′23″N 2°56′52″E / 43.4231°N 2.9478°E / 43.4231; 2.9478Coordinates: 43°25′23″N 2°56′52″E / 43.4231°N 2.9478°E / 43.4231; 2.9478
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Béziers
Canton Saint-Pons-de-Thomières
Intercommunality Saint-Chinianais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Robert Tropéano
Area1 23.29 km2 (8.99 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,831
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34245 /34360
Elevation 101–631 m (331–2,070 ft)
(avg. 122 m or 400 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-Chinian (Occitan: Sanch Inhan) is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. The town was the birthplace of the great tenor Agustarello Affre (1858–1931). He is commemorated by a plaque on the house where he was born, on the Avenue de Saint Pons.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,887—    
19681,976+4.7%
19751,886−4.6%
19821,735−8.0%
19901,705−1.7%
19991,776+4.2%
20081,831+3.1%

Saint-Chinian wine[edit]

Saint-Chinian has given its name to Saint-Chinian wine, which is classified as Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) and covers several communes around Saint-Chinian itself.

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