Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
Keywords: gard | languedoc-roussillon |
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Traditional provinces: Languedoc
Bordering departments: Ardèche, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hérault, Lozère, Vaucluse
Area: 5,853 km2
Population (1995): 607,100 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Alès, Le Vigan
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 45 cantons, 353 communes.
The department is named after the river Gard (also called Gardon (71 km), tributary of the Rhône.