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Garches (Municipality, Hauts-de-Seine, France)

Last modified: 2003-05-31 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Garches]by Arnaud Leroy

Source: Mairie de Garches

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Presentation of the municipality

Garches is a city of 18,036 inhabitants (1999 census) located 5 km west of Paris. The area of the municipality is 269 ha.

The first mention of the place dates back to 1063 as Garziacus. Two possible etymologies are:

  • Garz, a small coppice, itself coming from Germanic Harz;
  • Quercus, an oak (Latin), a tree rather common in the woods of the west of Paris, which may explain the oak leaf shown on the municipal coat of arms.

Source: Municipal website

Garches is mostly known for the Raymond Poincaré Hospital, which is specialized in medical treatment of road accident victims.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2002

Description of the flag

The flag of Garches is white with the municipal coat of arms placed in the middle of the flag.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2002