|Community association||Les Avant-Monts|
|surface||20.76 km 2|
|Residents||3,349 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||161 inhabitants / km 2|
View of Magalas
Magalas ( Occitan : Magalaç ) is a southern French municipality with 3,349 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Hérault department in the Occitania region . The inhabitants are called Magalassia .
Magalas is about twelve kilometers north of Béziers on the Libron River . Magalas is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Laurens in the north, Fouzilhon in the north-east, Pouzolles in the east, Puissalicon in the south and south-east, Puimisson in the south and south-west, Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit in the west and Autignac .
Somewhat east of the town center are the remains of the Celtic oppidum of Magalas .
- 11th century Saint-Laurent church, a historic monument since 1984
- Celtic oppidum (called Puech du Montfo ), Monument historique since 1979
There is a partnership with the Spanish municipality of Alcarràs in Catalonia.