Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort

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Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Commune
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
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is located in France
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort
Location within Occitanie region
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Gard
Arrondissement Le Vigan
Canton Le Vigan
Intercommunality Cévennes-Garrigues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bruno Olivieri
Area1 29.38 km2 (11.34 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 3,776
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 30263 /30170
Elevation 135–547 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.

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

Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. The town has a silk museum[1] and barracks.[2]

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.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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