Gard

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Gard
Information
Number30
RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
PrefectureNîmes
SubprefecturesAlès
Le Vigan
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 48th


623,125


106 /km²
Area5,853 km²
Arrondissements3
Cantons46
Communes353
President of the
general council
Damien Alary
Location
Location of du Gard in France

Gard is a département located in the south of France, named after the river Gardon (or Gard).

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History

The Gard area was settled by the Romans in classical times. It was crossed by the Via Domitia, which was constructed in 118 BC.

The département was one of the original 83 département created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Languedoc.

Geography

Gard is part of the région of Languedoc-Roussillon and is surrounded by the départements of Hérault, Lozère, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, and Ardèche.

The highest point in the department is the Mont Aigoual.

Serious flooding has occurred in the département in recent years.

Tourism

Gard contains a part of the Cévennes National Park.

There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct.

External links

Signpost welcoming travellers into the Gard, at .
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Signpost welcoming travellers into the Gard, at Beaucaire.

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