Saint-Christol-lès-Alès

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Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
The Pyramid, erected in 1777
The Pyramid, erected in 1777
Coat of arms of Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès is located in France
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès is located in Occitanie
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès
Coordinates: 44°05′07″N 4°04′39″E / 44.0853°N 4.0775°E / 44.0853; 4.0775Coordinates: 44°05′07″N 4°04′39″E / 44.0853°N 4.0775°E / 44.0853; 4.0775
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementAlès
CantonAlès-1
IntercommunalityGrand Alès
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Charles Benezet
Area
1
20.25 km2 (7.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,278
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30243 /30380
Elevation103–391 m (338–1,283 ft)
(avg. 134 m or 440 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Christol-lès-Alès is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Climate[edit]

Temperatures reached 44.1°C (111.4°F) in Saint-Christol-lès-Alès and Conqueyrac on 12 August 2003 during the 2003 European heat wave.[2] They were France's highest temperatures ever recorded until 28 June 2019, when temperatures reached as high as 45.9°C (114.6°F) in southern France.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793726—    
18461,260+73.6%
19011,397+10.9%
19261,433+2.6%
19461,580+10.3%
19622,025+28.2%
19682,595+28.1%
19753,304+27.3%
19823,970+20.2%
19904,973+25.3%
19995,492+10.4%
20086,544+19.2%
20126,776+3.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Météo France
  3. ^ "Temperature in France breaks record as European heat wave continues". BNO News. June 28, 2019.

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