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Hérault (Department, France)

Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 34
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Traditional provinces: Languedoc
Bordering departments: Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Tarn

Area: 6,101 km2
Population (1995): 859,900 inhabitants

Préfecture: Montpellier
Sous-préfectures: Lodève, Béziers
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 46 cantons, 343 communes.

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