Saint-Gély-du-Fesc

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Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
A general view of Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
A general view of Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Coat of arms of Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is located in France
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is located in Occitanie
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 3°48′24″E / 43.6931°N 3.8067°E / 43.6931; 3.8067Coordinates: 43°41′35″N 3°48′24″E / 43.6931°N 3.8067°E / 43.6931; 3.8067
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHérault
ArrondissementLodève
CantonSaint-Gély-du-Fesc
IntercommunalityPic-Saint-Loup
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mm.Leynou
Area
1
16.51 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
10,050
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
34255 /34980
Elevation71–264 m (233–866 ft)
(avg. 116 m or 381 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

The origin of this city is from Saint Gilles, a Christian of the 8th century, and Fesc means « control post » in Occitan language.

In 2004, the city has decided to leave the Agglomeration community of Montpellier Agglomération.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962528—    
1968907+71.8%
19752,055+126.6%
19823,714+80.7%
19905,936+59.8%
19997,625+28.5%
20088,495+11.4%
Saint-Gély-Du-Fesc demographic historgram

Personalities[edit]

Georges Brassens died in this city, in 1981.

Places and monuments[edit]

  • Archeological site of the "Vautes", of "Rouergas", and of the "Colline de l'Homme Mort" (dead men hill), who left traces from the neolithic. (4000 years B-C).
  • Church of Saint-Gilles; on top of the steeple, the iron bell tower contains a bell classified "MH", dating from 1759.
  • Coulondres-Philippe-Eldridge parc, an 18 hectares site where one can observe several Mediterranean species, as well as a botanical path.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.