Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie

Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie is a commune in the Gard department in southern France.

Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie is located in France
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie is located in Occitanie
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie
Coordinates: 44°02′46″N 4°26′31″E / 44.046°N 4.442°E / 44.046; 4.442Coordinates: 44°02′46″N 4°26′31″E / 44.046°N 4.442°E / 44.046; 4.442
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGard
ArrondissementNîmes
CantonUzès
IntercommunalityUzège
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Yvon Bonzi
Area
1
24.06 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
3,054
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
30295 /30700
Elevation82–272 m (269–892 ft)
(avg. 115 m or 377 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The suffix Poterie (English: pottery) was added to the town's name in 1886 following a decree signed by Jules Grévy, then President of the French Republic.[2]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19621,349—    
19681,356+0.5%
19751,510+11.4%
19821,753+16.1%
19902,290+30.6%
19992,731+19.3%
20082,914+6.7%

PersonalitiesEdit

Joseph Monier, the inventor of reinforced concrete used in construction, was born in the village in 1823. The town's marketplace has a reinforced concrete covering.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "SAINT-QUENTIN-LA-POTERIE, UN VILLAGE CHARGE D'HISTOIRE" (in French). Archived from the original on 10 Aug 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-13.

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