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Hérault (Department, France)

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Flag of Hérault - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 February 2017


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Administrative data

Code: 34
Region: Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Languedoc
Bordering departments: Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Tarn

Area: 6,101 km2
Population (2008): 1,015,027 inhabitants

Préfecture: Montpellier
Sous-préfectures: Lodève, Béziers
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 49 cantons, 343 communes.

The department is named after river Hérault (160 km), tributary of the Mediterranean Sea.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009


Flag of Hérault

The flag of Hérault (photo) is white with the logo designed in 2015 by the communication service of the Departmental Council.
The logo (presentation) retains the blue "H" and the orange sun the former logo, which had been adopted 17 years before, but uses another font, with a different shape of light blue waves in the "H", adds a yellow map of the departement, and a big, green frame.

Olivier Touzeau, 17 February 2017


Former flag of Hérault

[Flag of the General Council of Hérault]

Flag of the former General Council of Hérault - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2009

The flag of the General Council of Hérault, as hoisted in front of the building of the General Council in Montpellier, was white with the logo of the General Council.

The logo of the General Council of Hérault was a white rectangle framed in blue with a thick letter "H" tilted to the upper right corner of the rectangle, blue with the base light blue with two white waves (symbolizing for sure the Mediterranean Sea) and an orange sun concealing the upper left part of the "H". "Département / Hérault / Conseil Général" is written in blue letters under the "H", "Conseil Général" lying under the lower border of the rectangle.

Ivan Sache, 27 September 2009


Intermunicipal Authorities

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

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Flag of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (450,051 inhabitants in 2014; 43,421 ha) is made of 31 municipalities surrounding Montpellier. It succeeded Montpellier Agglomération on 1 January 2015.
The flag of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (photo, photo) is vertically divided (1:2). The third at hoist is purple with orange details from the logo, while the two thirds at fly are white with the logo.

Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017


Montpellier Agglomération

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Flag of Montpellier Agglomération - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017

The Communauté d'agglomération Montpellier Agglomération succeeded Montpellier District on 1 August 2011. It included 38 muncipalities, a number reduced to 32 in 2004 and 31 in 2005.
The flag of Montpellier Agglomération (photo) was blue with the logo of the authority.

Olivier Touzeau, 2 March 2017


Montpellier District

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Flag of Montpellier District - Image by M.V. Blanes, 1 May 2000

Montpellier District was established in 1965 by 12 municipalities, a number subsequently increased to 15.
The flag of Montpellier District was white with the authority's logo in the middle.

M.V. Blanes & Ivan Sache, 9 November 2009


Communauté de communes La Domitienne

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Flag of Communauté de communes La Domitienne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 21 February 2017

The Communauté de communes La Domitienne (26,981 inhabitants in 2013, 17,193 ha) was established in 1993 by the municipalities of Cazouls-ls-Béziers (4,8746 inh.), Colombiers (2,345 inh.), Maureilhan (seat; 2,020 inh.), Montady (3,988 inh.), and Nissan-lez-Ensérune (3,926 inh.). The authority was joined in 1996 by Lespignan (3,157 inh.) and Vendres (2,682 inh.) and in 1997 by Maraussan (4,122 inh.).
The flag of the Communauté de communes La Domitienne (photo) is white with the authority's logo in the middle.

Olivier Touzeau, 21 February 2017


Communauté de communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup

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Flag of Communauté de communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 February 2017

The Communauté de communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup (47,608 inhabitants in 2016; 56,280 ha) was established on 1 January 2010 as the merger of the former Communautés de communes of Orthus (Claret, Ferrières-les-Verreries, Lauret, Sauteyrargues, Vacquières, and Valflaunès; 2,801 inh., 10,090 ha), Pic Saint-Loup (Assas, Cazevieille, Combaillaux, Fontanès, Guzargues, Les Matelles, Le Triadou, Murles, Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel, Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, Sainte-Croix-de-Quintillargues, Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles, Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, Saint-Vincent-de-Barbeyrargues, Teyran, and Vailhauquès; 29,485 inh., 22,700 ha) and Séranne Pic Saint-Loup (Causse-de-la-Selle, Mas-de-Londres, Notre-Dame-de-Londres, Pégairolles-de-Buèges, Rouet, Saint-André-de-Buèges, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Viols-en-Laval, and Viols-le-Fort; 4,229 inh., 23,227 ha). They were joined in 2013 by another three municipalities: Buzignargues, Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir, and Saint-Jean-de-Cornies, following the suppression of the Communauté de communes of Ceps et Sylves.
The flag of the Communauté de communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup (photo) is red with the authority's logo in the middle. The logo features the silhouette of the emblematic Pic Saint-Loup (658 m).

Olivier Touzeau, 27 February 2017