Le Vigan, Gard

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Le Vigan
Town hall of Le Vigan
Town hall of Le Vigan
Coat of arms of Le Vigan
Coat of arms
Le Vigan is located in France
Le Vigan
Le Vigan
Location within Occitanie region
Le Vigan is located in Occitanie
Le Vigan
Le Vigan
Coordinates: 43°59′35″N 3°36′22″E / 43.9931°N 3.6061°E / 43.9931; 3.6061Coordinates: 43°59′35″N 3°36′22″E / 43.9931°N 3.6061°E / 43.9931; 3.6061
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementLe Vigan
CantonLe Vigan
IntercommunalityLe Pays Viganais
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Éric Doulcier[1]
Area
1
17.24 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)2
3,933
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Viganais
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30350 /30120
Elevation184–640 m (604–2,100 ft)
(avg. 412 m or 1,352 ft)
WebsiteMairie du Vigan
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.

Le Vigan (Occitan: Lo Vigan) is a commune in south central France in the region of Occitanie. It is a subprefecture of the Gard department. It is also the capital of the arrondissement of the same name.

History[change | change source]

Since the creation of the Gard department on 4 March 1790, Le Vigan has been a subprefecture of the department.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Le Vigan is at the south of the Massif Central and near the Mont Aigoual, in the valley of the Arre, a right tributary of the Hérault river. The Arre flows through the town.

Le Vigan has an area of 17.2 km2 (6.6 sq mi),[3] and its average altitude is 412 m (1,352 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 233 m (764 ft).[4]

The commune of Le Vigan is surrounded by the communes Aulas, Avèze, Saint-André-de-Majencoules, Roquedur, Saint-Bresson, Pommiers and Mandagout.[5]

Le Vigan and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Le Vigan

Le Vigan is part of the Cévennes National Park (French: Parc national des Cévennes).

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Le Vigan, in the Köppen climate classification, is Csa - Mediterranean climate with hot summers.[5]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Le Vigan are known, in French, as Viganais (women: Viganaises).[6]

With a population of 3,933,[7] Le Vigan has a population density of 228 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Le Vigan

Le Vigan forms, with other 6 communes, the urban area of Le Vigan with a population of 7,184 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 81.4 km2 (31.4 sq mi).[8] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Le Vigan, formed by 15 communes with a population of 8,996 inhabitants and an area of 204.0 km2 (78.8 sq mi).[9]

Administration[change | change source]

Le Vigan is a subprefecture of the Gard department, the capital of the arrondissement of Le Vigan and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Le Vigan; the canton has 23,033 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Le Pays viganais.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Le Vigan is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Les élus" (in French). Ville du Vigan. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. "Historique du Gard". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  3. "Commune du Vigan (30350)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  4. "Le Vigan". Map-France.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ville du Vigan". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  6. "Gard" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  7. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  8. "Unité urbaine du Vigan (30209)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  9. "Aire urbaine du Vigan (401)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 March 2017.

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