Vias, Hérault

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Bridge over the Canal du Midi
Bridge over the Canal du Midi
Coat of arms of Vias
Coat of arms
Vias is located in France
Coordinates: 43°18′49″N 3°25′09″E / 43.3136°N 3.4192°E / 43.3136; 3.4192Coordinates: 43°18′49″N 3°25′09″E / 43.3136°N 3.4192°E / 43.3136; 3.4192
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Béziers
Canton Agde
Intercommunality Hérault Méditerranée
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Richard Monedero
Area1 32.49 km2 (12.54 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 5,422
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 34332 /34450
Elevation 0–33 m (0–108 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Vias is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France.

It is a popular holiday destination with many camp and caravan sites. The Canal du midi passes close to the town at the site of the canal crossing the river Libron, an interesting historic engineering work.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,216 —    
1968 2,364 +6.7%
1975 2,582 +9.2%
1982 2,934 +13.6%
1990 3,517 +19.9%
1999 4,354 +23.8%
2008 5,422 +24.5%


Around 17% of the commune's electricity is provided by local solar power installations.

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