Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort

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Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
The temple in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
The temple in Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Coat of arms of Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is located in France
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is located in Occitanie
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Coordinates: 43°58′00″N 3°51′24″E / 43.9667°N 3.8567°E / 43.9667; 3.8567Coordinates: 43°58′00″N 3°51′24″E / 43.9667°N 3.8567°E / 43.9667; 3.8567
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementLe Vigan
CantonLe Vigan
IntercommunalityCévennes-Garrigues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Olivieri
Area
1
29.38 km2 (11.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,049
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30263 /30170
Elevation135–547 m (443–1,795 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort (Occitan: Sent Ipolit) is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The town has a silk museum[2] and barracks.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19623,325—    
19683,547+6.7%
19753,461−2.4%
19823,400−1.8%
19903,515+3.4%
19993,391−3.5%
20083,776+11.4%

In literature[edit]

A book titled 'Divided Loyalties' described life in the commune and the area during the Second World War as experienced by Janet Teissier du Cros and family.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.piemont-cevenol-tourisme.com/en/discovering/the-silk-museum
  3. ^ Nichol, John; Rennell, Tony (2008). Home Run: Escape from Nazi Europe. Penguin Adult. ISBN 9780141024196. OCLC 192027039.
  4. ^ Stafford, Jean (September 10, 1964). "Living through the War". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 2018-07-27.