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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
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is located in France
Location within Occitanie region
Saint-Gély-du-Fesc is located in Occitanie
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Lodève
Canton Saint-Gély-du-Fesc
Intercommunality Pic-Saint-Loup
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Mm.Leynou
Area1 16.51 km2 (6.37 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 8,495
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34255 /34980
Elevation 71–264 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.

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

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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 528 —    
1968 907 +71.8%
1975 2,055 +126.6%
1982 3,714 +80.7%
1990 5,936 +59.8%
1999 7,625 +28.5%
2008 8,495 +11.4%
Saint-Gély-Du-Fesc demographic historgram


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.

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