Sant Ginièis de las Morgas
|Community association||Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole|
|surface||11.37 km 2|
|Residents||1,876 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||165 inhabitants / km 2|
View of Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues
Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues ( Occitan : Sant Ginièis de las Morgas ) is a French commune with 1,876 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region . It belongs to the arrondissement of Montpellier and the canton of Le Crès (until 2015: canton of Castries ). The inhabitants are called Saint-Geniérois .
Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues is about 15 kilometers northeast of Montpellier . Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Beaulieu in the north and north-west, Restinclières in the north, Entre-Vignes with Saint-Christol in the east and north-east, Lunel-Viel in the east and south-east, Valergues in the south-east, Saint-Brès in the South, Castries to the west and southwest and Sussargues to the northwest. The A9 autoroute runs along the south and south-east of the municipality .
The establishment of the place goes back to the establishment of the Saint-Geniès monastery in 1019.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
- Saint-Geniès monastery church from the 11th century
- Saint-Geniès quarries
- Albert Ayme (1920–2012), painter and sculptor