Hérault

French depairtment

Hérault (French pronunciation: ​[eʁo]; Occitan: Erau) is a depairtment in the sooth o Fraunce named efter the Hérault river. It is pairt o the Languedoc-Roussillon region o the kintra.

Hérault
Prefectur biggin o the Hérault depairtment, in Montpellier
Prefectur biggin o the Hérault depairtment, in Montpellier
Coat o airms o Hérault
Coat o airms
Location o Hérault in Fraunce
Location o Hérault in Fraunce
Coordinates: 43°21′N 3°13′E / 43.350°N 3.217°E / 43.350; 3.217Coordinates: 43°21′N 3°13′E / 43.350°N 3.217°E / 43.350; 3.217
KintraFraunce
RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
PrefecturMontpellier
SubprefectursBéziers
Lodève
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilAndré Vezinhet (PS)
Area
 • Total6,101 km2 (2,356 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
 • Tot896,441
 • Rank22nt
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer34
Arrondissements3
Cantons49
Communes343
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lochs, ponds, an glaciers lairger nor 1 km2