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
Saint-Christol-lès-Alès is located in France
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
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Department Gard
Arrondissement Alès
Canton Alès-Ouest
Intercommunality Grand Alès
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Charles Benezet
Area1 20.25 km2 (7.82 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 6,776
 • Density 330/km2 (870/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 30243 / 30380
Elevation 103–391 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

During the 2003 European heat wave, Saint-Christol-lès-Alès, together with Conqueyrac, recorded the highest temperature ever reached in France: 44.1° c (111° F).[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 726 —    
1846 1,260 +73.6%
1901 1,397 +10.9%
1926 1,433 +2.6%
1946 1,580 +10.3%
1962 2,025 +28.2%
1968 2,595 +28.1%
1975 3,304 +27.3%
1982 3,970 +20.2%
1990 4,973 +25.3%
1999 5,492 +10.4%
2008 6,544 +19.2%
2012 6,776 +3.5%

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