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

Olonzac
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Olonzac
Coat of arms
Olonzac is located in France
Olonzac
Olonzac
Location within Occitanie region
Olonzac is located in Occitanie
Olonzac
Olonzac
Coordinates: 43°17′04″N 2°43′54″E / 43.2844°N 2.7317°E / 43.2844; 2.7317Coordinates: 43°17′04″N 2°43′54″E / 43.2844°N 2.7317°E / 43.2844; 2.7317
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Hérault
Arrondissement Béziers
Canton Saint-Pons-de-Thomières
Intercommunality Minervois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Marcouïre
Area1 18.95 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,653
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 34189 /34210
Elevation 29–182 m (95–597 ft)
(avg. 48 m or 157 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.

It is known as the "capital of the Minervois".[1]

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Village lifeEdit

A market is held in the town every Tuesday.

There are several cafes in the town and shops including a Post Office and pharmacy.

The schools are Ecole Maternelle Henri Matisse and Ecole Elementaire Jean-Pierre Malric, both located by "La Condamine", and College Antoine Faure, located west of the park.

There is a large park east of the town centre, a boulodrome and tennis courts.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19621,802—    
19681,856+3.0%
19751,705−8.1%
19821,633−4.2%
19901,569−3.9%
19991,568−0.1%
20081,653+5.4%

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